Archive for April 2016

Exodus 14:15-20

So here I am on a Friday morning, trying to imagine what it would have been like for these Hebrews in this situation.  They are up against the Red Sea and God is telling them to quit crying and march forward.  Forward into the sea?  Moses is told in rather straightforward fashion to simply stretch…

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Exodus 14:10-14

Bringing a people out of bondage to the powers of evil is always a tricky thing.  A person who is stuck in sin hears that God can save them, and so they trust in Him.  But at the first sign of trouble or complication the natural reaction is to freak out and declare that they…

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Exodus 14:1-9

You would think that after 10 plagues Pharaoh would’ve learned his lesson. But the fact of the matter is that a sinful heart is a hard heart and remains so to the bitter end. Furthermore God had his hand in Pharaoh’s stubbornness as well, for we are told that it was the Lord who hardened…

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Exodus 13:17-22

There are a couple of different things that catch my eye in our reading today from Exodus chapter 13. First of all I find it almost comical that we are told that the Lord did not lead people people out of Egypt by way of the land of the Philistines because he did not want…

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Exodus 13:11-16

Kids are always asking questions.  “Why do we have to do this?” and “Why does it always have to go this way?”  Our reading today looks forward to the time when your kids will ask you questions.  Verse 14 – “And when in time to come your son asks you ‘what does this mean’”.  God…

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Exodus 13:3-10

The natural tendency of man is to focus on what has happened yesterday and forget about what has happened a hundred or a thousand years ago.  Politicians and professional athletes quickly learn that the mantra of the people is “what have you done for me lately.”  For Christians this can cause us to lose, over…

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Exodus 13:1-2

There is a principle in scripture that the first of everything belongs to the Lord.  Here, in our reading today, we see that the firstborn of the womb, whether we are talking people or animals, belonged to the Lord.  We see this principle in the grain harvest as well, later on, and also in the…

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Exodus 12:33-51

One of the symbols of the passover event, and the release of the people of Israel from Egypt, is unleavened bread.  Our passage today tells us why this became such an important symbol.  We read that, when the horror of the 10th plague swept across the land, the Egyptians were so anxious to be done…

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Exodus 12:29-32

Finally broken.  The most stubborn man in the history of the world now finally caves in to the Rock that is our God.  We read that there was not a home that did not have someone dead in it.  What a tragedy!  What a horrific consequence!  But, for all his power and self-will, Pharaoh now…

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