Monthly Archive: January 2017

31
Jan

Exodus 39-40

Daily Reading Exodus 39-40 Daily Thought Reading through Exodus would not take as long if Moses would stop repeating himself. He wrote God’s instructions, such as “make the ark of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, with four rings of gold and poles of acacia wood, to these exact dimensions” (Exodus 25:10-14), then echoed their obedience, […]

30
Jan

Exodus 36-38

Daily Reading Exodus 36-38 Daily Thought Have you ever been to a worship service where the pastor told the congregation to keep their wallets in their pockets, we have collected more than enough this year? “Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, ‘Let no man or woman do anything more for the […]

29
Jan

Exodus 33-35

Daily Reading Exodus 33-35 Daily Thought Question: Why does God describe himself as a jealous God? “For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exodus 34:14). Isn’t jealousy wrong and unworthy of God? The answer is, God is #1. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, ever-present, fully good, full […]

28
Jan

Exodus 30-32

Daily Reading Exodus 30-32  Daily Thought Question: Why, while Moses was up on the mountain with God, would the Israelites turn away from God so quickly and easily? Moses was temporarily unavailable, up on the mountain receiving God’s Law, and God was being slow. “When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from […]

27
Jan

Exodus 28-29

Daily Reading Exodus 28-29 Daily Thought “So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment on his heart, when he goes into the Holy Place, to bring them to regular remembrance before the Lord” (Exodus 28:29). The Hebrew high priest sacrificed daily offerings to God, a routine reminder […]

26
Jan

Exodus 25-27

Daily Reading Exodus 25-27 Daily Thought 1) I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before Me. 2) You shall not make for yourself an idol. 3) You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 4) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 5) Honor […]

25
Jan

Exodus 22-24

Daily Reading Exodus 22-24 Daily Thought I hear it all the time, “All sins are the same in the eyes of God.” Maybe it is said with the best of intentions, no one is worse than anyone else. God loves us all the same, like Grandma. Ask Grandma whether she loves you or your brother best. […]

24
Jan

Exodus 19-21

Daily Reading Exodus 19-21 Daily Thought “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3), the first, the foundation of all other commandments. Keep this one and the rest fall in line. You are to have no other gods–the many nations had many gods, all kinds of gods surrounded Israel. This was a polytheistic world, and people […]

23
Jan

Exodus 16-18

Daily Reading Exodus 16-18 Daily Thought Faith is plunging forward when you cannot see the future–the leap of faith. But faith can be a walk, as well, one step after another, a daily discipline. Gather meat in the evening and manna in the morning, as much as you want, no more than you’ll eat. If you […]

22
Jan

Exodus 13-15

Daily Reading Exodus 13-15 Daily Thought God remembered his covenant with the Hebrew people (Exodus 2:24), and delivering ten monumental blows, leveled the Egyptians and freed Israel. In turn, he commanded they “remember this day in which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, for by a strong hand the LORD brought […]

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