3. It is obvious that when God hides his face it means he is angry at those fromwhom he is hidden. When he is sending judgment he is hiding his face. He is nolonger being kind and merciful when he hides his face. He is no longercommunicating and giving guidance, but is expressing his anger. In contrast, whenGod seeks to bless people he does not hide his face any longer, but shines on themlike the noon day sun with favor and good news. Ezekiel 39:29 I will no longer hidemy face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares theSovereign LORD." In Num. 6:22-27 we read, "The LORD said to Moses, 23 "TellAaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:24 " ' "The LORD bless youand keep you;25 the LORD make his face shine upon youand be gracious to you;26 the LORD turn his face toward youand give you peace." '27 "So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them."
Psalm 4:6, " 6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?"Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.Psalm 31:16, "Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
Psalm 67:1, "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine uponus, Selah
Psalm 80:3 Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.Psalm 80:7 Restore us, O God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we maybe saved.Psalm 80:19Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, thatwe may be saved.
4. Spurgeon wrote, "A smile from the Lord is the greatest of comforts, his frown theworst of ills. Put not thy servant away in anger. Other servants had been put away