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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 […]

21
Jan

Exodus 10-12

Daily Reading Exodus 10-12 Daily Thought The tenth plague, the death of the firstborn, introduces Passover, so named because the angel of death passed over homes protected by blood from a lamb smeared across the doorframe. God knew which homes belonged to Egyptians and which were Israelites. Why didn’t he simply skip the Israelite homes? […]

20
Jan

Exodus 7-9

Daily Reading Exodus 7-9 Daily Thought Twice now, God says to Moses, “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Exodus 4:21; 7:3). Seriously, what choice does Pharaoh have then? Why would God want Pharaoh to stubbornly resist against Moses, and against God? Fifteen hundred years later, the apostle Paul asks and answers the same question, sort of. […]

19
Jan

Exodus 4-6

Daily Reading Exodus 4-6 Daily Thought Moses, after hiding in Midian, obeyed God and returned to Egypt to speak against the Pharaoh on behalf of the nation of Israel. Along the way, something strange occurs: “At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah […]

18
Jan

Exodus 1-3

Daily Reading Exodus 1-3 Daily Thought Children play a wonderful game called, “Simon says.” Remember your childhood? One kid stands up front, and he thinks he is in charge. He commands everyone to stand on one foot, but no one does. He tells us to jump up and down. No one jumps. Finally, he says, “Simon […]

17
Jan

Genesis 48-50

Daily Reading Genesis 48-50 Daily Thought Moses was called by God, and so was Pharaoh. “The Scripture says to Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth’” (Romans 9:17). God put him on the throne […]

16
Jan

Genesis 46-47

Daily Reading Genesis 46-47 Daily Thought A crazy, wonderful guy named Mike Yaconelli described his life of following God, “If I were to have a heart attack right at this moment, I hope I would have just enough air in my lungs and just enough strength in me to utter one last sentence as I […]

15
Jan

Genesis 43-45

Daily Reading Genesis 43-45 Daily Thought Jacob, knew the sting of favoritism, “Isaac loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob” (Genesis 25:28). His father had preferred his brother. Favoritism produced pain and division, yet, Jacob, in turn, chose a son to love, as well. “Now Israel [Jacob] loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, […]

14
Jan

Genesis 41-42

Daily Reading Genesis 41-42 Daily Thought Remember the two dreams Joseph had when he was 17–sheaves of wheat in one, the sun, moon, and stars in the other, and they all bowed down to Joseph. Those dreams spoke of great promise for Joseph someday, but so far, they had been nothing but trouble. Joseph, the […]

13
Jan

Genesis 38-40

Daily Reading Genesis 38-40 Daily Thought Sin was introduced with the serpent, who questioned God’s goodness when he asked Eve, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1). This is the heart of temptation, that good may be found outside God, that God may be keeping something […]

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