Archive for July 2016

Exodus 36:1-7

After reading a couple more times that it was the Lord who had given these two skillful guys the skill that they had, we encounter another sign of the work of God in his people.  The people were generous!  They were amazingly generous!  They were so generous that they had to be restrained from any…

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Exodus 35:30-35

There are two kinds of grace that come to us from God’s hand.  There is saving grace, received from the Lord Jesus, that washes away our sin and guilt.  And then there is common grace.  Common grace does not wash away our sins, but it is, nevertheless, a work of God upon a person’s life…

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Exodus 35:20-29

The movement of God upon the people of God is the single most important element in this thing that we call “vital Christianity”.  If you really want to experience life the way life was intended to be, God must be present and God must be moving!  Notice in our reading today how many times the…

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Exodus 35:4-19

With our building project going on this passage becomes very interesting and one that we can connect with in a very immediate way.  Here we see the call to give offerings for the building of the Tabernacle (vv.4-9), and we see a lot of detail concerning the building materials (vv.10-19).  This is the world we…

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Exodus 35:1-3

The Sabbath day regulation that God gave to His people was to be both for their blessing and was to be a sign to the world around that these people were different and belonged to God.  The command was quite strong, not even allowing for any cooking to be done on the Sabbath day (v.3).…

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Exodus 34:29-35

When we look up in the night sky we see the moon shining.  But, as we know, the moon does not send out any light on its own, but simply reflects the light of the sun.  Now the sun, that is a different matter.  The sun shins naturally, of its own accord.  The sun is…

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Exodus 34:17-28

Moses is up on the mountain, meeting with God.  The Lord is giving Moses all the various laws that He wants His people to follow.  There are laws about idols, laws about feasts, laws about sacrifices and laws about work schedules.  God was giving His people an entire way of life, a way of living…

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Exodus 34:10-16

Take note of this command and the promise in our reading today.  Later on, when the people are faced with the task of conquering the Promised Land, they will grow fearful and they will balk at the thought of going to war against the people of the land.  But here, very early on, God gives…

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Exodus 34:1-9

The key verse in our reading today is verse 6 – “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”  This truth about God is repeated over and over again in the scriptures.  In Numbers 14:18 and Nehemiah 9:17 and Psalm 86 and 103 and…

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