“Now when Moses went into the tabernacle of the meeting to speak with Him, then he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubim: and He spoke to him.” Numbers 7:89
To keep in close touch with God in the secret chamber of His presence, is the great underlying purpose of prayer. To speak with God is a priceless privilege; but what shall be said of having and hearing Him speak with us! We can tell Him nothing He does not know; but He can tell us what no imagination has ever conceived, no research ever unveiled. The highest of all possible attainments is the knowledge of God, and this is the practical mode of His revelation of Himself. Even His holy word needs to be read in the light of the closet if it is to be understood.
- A. T. Pierson