Rock Bottom & the Presence and Glory of God

Moses folds himself up in the cleft of a rock and this strange scene is described in chapter 34. The LORD descends and passes by and as he does words, as if they are brush strokes, painting a self-portrait, are sung like a hymn, declaring God to be full of mercy, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He is unfailingly just, he leaves no sin unpunished. His goodness shown, His name proclaimed. Moses sees the LORD and what else can he do. He does what is the rightest thing in the universe to do, he bows down and he worships Almighty God.