Those who see the Lord face to face are the staying kind. When everyone else leaves will you stay to hear His Voice?
“And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders; And you said, Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire; we have this day seen that God speaks with man and man still lives. Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer, we shall die. For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire, as we have, and lived? Go near [Moses] and hear all that the Lord our God will say. And speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it. And the Lord heard your words when you spoke to me and the Lord said to me, I have heard the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have said well all that they have spoken. Oh, that they had such a [mind and] heart in them always [reverently] to fear Me and keep all My commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children forever! Go and say to them, Return to your tents. But you [Moses], stand here by Me, and I will tell you all the commandments and the statutes and the precepts which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.” Deuteronomy 5:23-31 AMPC
Lord, give us the minds and hearts to always fear You and keep your commandments. This is true covenant, when we choose to stay, and listen to Your heart and Voice. Please don’t send me “back to my tent”. Let us be a people that commune with the living God, face to face; I don’t want to know You from a distance, Eyes of fire consume my soul!