The end of Exodus is rich soil to spend time digging around looking for treasure. For example, take the following text from this last week's readings:
"Then Moses said to him, 'If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?'" (Exodus 33:15-16)
All the time and effort we spend as Christians trying to change ourselves by our own will and determination is wasted. Just like Moses came down from his encounter with God in Exodus 33-35 changed, so we are changed through encountering Christ. "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit" (2 Cor. 3:18). We change by by being changed. Our hearts are transformed by being with Jesus. To borrow a phrase from Mike Bickle: "We become what we behold".
Holy Spirit, give us the grace to encounter the Risen Christ. Let our lives be marked by your Presence. Let our hearts hunger and thirst for more of you.