Archive for July 2016

Exodus 33:17-23

Moses makes a bold request in our reading today.  “Please, show me your glory”.  If you could make any request of God that you wanted to make, would this be it?  Is the greatest longing in the depths of our hearts to see God’s glory?  Is one glimpse of the glory of God really the…

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Exodus 33:12-16

The thing I like about our reading today is found in verse 16.  What makes a Christian unique and different from all other peoples in the world?  What makes Christianity the most powerful and real religion among them all?  It is found in this fact – “Is it not in your going with us, so…

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Exodus 33:7-11

Last time we saw that the sin of the people had put a distance between themselves and God.  In the context of this very negative situation was Moses.  Now Moses was not like the rest, not at all like the other Israelites who had sinned and damaged their relationship with the Lord.  He was a…

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Exodus 33:1-6

What is so bad about sin anyway?  Why is there all this fuss about living just exactly this way or that?  Sure, becoming an ax murderer or something like that is really bad and hurts others, but what about all those little things that spice up life a little bit?  Why does God have to…

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Exodus 32:30-35

There exists frequently in the human heart this concept that we can go wrong and get by with it.  So when the reality of judgment breaks in upon us, we are shocked.  And even in those moments when we realize that we are not going to really get away with our bad behavior, we still…

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Exodus 32:21-29

The people of Israel had “broken loose” (v.25).  Moses had mass chaos on his hands.  What a clear demonstration of the impact of sin upon the human heart.  Though there may be this one or that one who has a good heart (because of God’s grace), yet the bulk of humanity is always on the…

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Exodus 32:15-20

God had commanded feasting and celebration, but this party was about all the wrong things!  Going to parties and celebrating is seen almost as a virtue in our world today.  We talk about people who love to have a good time and we admire those who are the “life of the party”.  The reason behind…

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Exodus 32:7-14

The people of Israel had “corrupted themselves by turning quickly out of the way that I have commanded” said the Lord to Moses. Whenever a person turns away from God’s will and God’s ways there is a corruption that settles down upon us that makes us unfit for a relationship with our creator.  God is…

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Exodus 32:1-6

We are an impatient people, aren’t we?  When things don’t happen quick enough to suit us we quickly decide to take things into our own hands and move forward in accordance with our own wisdom.  This is what the people of Israel do in our passage today.  Moses is up on the mountain meeting with…

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