Exodus 27: Constant Attention

“In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.” -Exodus 27:21 The ark represented the glory [Read More…]

Exodus 21: The Purpose of the Law

22 “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for [Read More…]

Exodus 20: The First Commandment

1 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me.” -Exodus 20:1-3 Exodus 20 is the chapter where God reveals the Ten Commandments to Moses. We debate their display in [Read More…]

Exodus 18: Stop Trying to Do Everything

13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, [Read More…]

Exodus 16: Trust God

1 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, [Read More…]

Exodus 15: Sing

“The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” -Exodus 15:2 God had just rescued his people through the Red Sea. Over 400 years of slavery had ended. How did God’s people respond? In [Read More…]

Exodus 14: Crossing the Sea

“21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and [Read More…]

Exodus 13: The Freedom God Provides

“In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. -Exodus 13:15 Rituals tell stories. Passover portrays the narrative of Israel’s redemption from Egyptian slavery. Still today, Jews celebrate Passover to remember [Read More…]

Exodus 10: Be Humble

3 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me.’” -Exodus 10:3-4 The success to true leadership is humility. Pharaoh forgot this [Read More…]

Exodus 8: Free to Worship God

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” -Exodus 8:1 Why did God give his people freedom? So they could worship him. They were not given liberty to pursue their own self interests, to [Read More…]