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Exodus 18:1-12

A most interesting man is this Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses.  He is described as the “priest of Midian”.  I am not sure exactly what that means, but evidently, he was connected to God and he was in the business of helping people to connect with him.  As he hears from Moses all the great…

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Exodus 17:8-16

The Lord is the one from whom our victories come!  That is the message of this reading today.  Israel is attacked by a very strong enemy and God calls them to counter attack.  As the battle is engaged Moses and two assistants head up to a hill to watch and oversee the action.  At this…

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Exodus 17:1-7

What does it mean to “test the Lord”?  In our reading today we see an example of it.  The Lord had brought the people out into a desert area, but he had promised to take care of them.  But as soon as things became a little uncertain the people began grumbling against the Lord.  They…

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Exodus 16:22-36

The Sabbath day was a marker for the people of Israel.  By keeping this day separate, the people of Israel were a living sign to the world about God and how he was calling people to be His own.  Now the Law had not yet been given at this point, so there was no specific…

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Exodus 16:13-21

God wants us to live in daily dependence on Him.  Israel was given manna to sustain them in the wilderness, but he set it up so they would need to go out and gather it day by day.  If too much was gathered, it went bad.  If they waited too long, the sun melted it.…

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Exodus 15:22-27

Note the pattern of Israel’s experience with their God in this reading.  They set out on the journey of faith.  They then encounter a problem.  As they look to the Lord for their solution, he shows them what they are to do.  The problem is overcome, and the Lord then explains to them that this…

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Exodus 15:1-21

How should a person respond to the salvation that they have experienced from the Lord’s hand?  If God comes to a person and says “I will save you instead of judging you if you will allow yourself to be joined to  Jesus in faith”, what kind of reaction is called for?  How do we respond…

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Exodus 14:21-31

The reading we have today is, perhaps, one of the most dramatic scenes in the Bible.  The Israelites passing between the two walls of water, the Egyptians having the whole thing come crashing down upon them, while the Hebrew people are left watching the floating bodies in the end.  The same pathway that saved some…

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