Every morning at the crack of dawn, I take my dogs to do their business. They go running out the door as if they needed to clear the area of varmints. I never thought much of it until this morning when Rudy began making a racket like he had found something. I go running to see what was going on, and see that he had treed an opossum! My tiny terrier thought he was a big dog, unafraid of that hissing creature. You could say that Rudy was an angel driving out the inhabitants of the land, making it safe for God’s child, me, to settle there.
God commanded Moses to move the people from Sinai, and promised to clear the land of its inhabitants, but he was still angry about them worshipping other God’s, so he said he wouldn’t go with them because he might consume them. This upset the people, and they mourned. This straightened out their attitude because every morning when Moses went into the Tent of Meetings to meet with God, they would stand at the door of their tent and worship him. One of the names of God is Jealousy, so you can bet when you continue to care about worldly things over God, he will not forget it. Check yourself daily, and make sure you are putting God first in everything you do. Include him in all of your decisions, take him with you wherever you go.
I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.” Exodus 33:2-3
And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, each at his tent door. Exodus 33:10