Devotions February

Exo 28-29

February 8, 2015

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What does it say?

From the tabernacle itself, the instruction turns to those who minister within it. God selects Aaron and his descendants to be priests. Aaron, the high priest, is adorned with beautiful, special clothing filled symbolism (Exo 28). Close to his heart, the breastplate carries stones engraved with the names of Israel’s tribes. Special […]

Exo 25-27

February 7, 2015

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What does it say?

These three chapters begin the instructions to Moses for the construction of the tabernacle, the movable tent that will symbolize God’s presence for generations. The objects in the tabernacle follow the pattern God gives Moses on Mt. Sinai, as well as the various curtains and ingenious system of bars and sockets undergirding […]

Exo 22-24

February 6, 2015

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What does it say?

A “formal” translation (KJV, NASV, ESV or NET, for example) is best for in-depth study, because of the focus on an exact rendering of the words and phrases, even if it sounds “stiff” or uses unfamiliar words. Less formal translations (NIV, NLT, MEV, etc.) more often paraphrase or use cultural equivalencies to […]

Exo 19-21

February 5, 2015

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What does it say?

Something momentous is happening (Exo 19), as God calls Moses to ascend Mt. Sinai. Israel is about to enter into a new level of relationship with God, and the people affirm their willingness to obey him. On the third day in the morning (something else big happened the morning of the third […]

Exo 16-18

February 4, 2015

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What does it say?

We can’t possibly imagine the hardship of desert life with a multitude (Exo 16). Rather than remember and celebrate God’s promises and provision, people begin to complain (as we would) and establish the bad habit of murmuring. God responds by providing manna, a supernaturally produced bread-like substance that will be their dietary […]

Exo 13-15

February 3, 2015

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What does it say?

Moses rallies the nation as they march out of Egypt (Exo 13) carrying the bones of Joseph, guided by the cloud by day and fire by night. The Feast of Unleavened Bread will follow Passover. The Hebrews are to sacrifice to God every firstborn of their male children and domesticated animals. They […]

Exo 10-12

February 2, 2015

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What does it say?

Plagues of locusts and darkness provoke Pharaoh’s third and fourth compromise offers (Exo 10). The continual hardening of Pharaoh’s heart is a fascinating study in human nature as he continues to bargain with God through his servant Moses.

The announcement of the death of the firstborn (10th plague), is brief, yet powerful (Exo […]

Exo 7-9

February 1, 2015

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What does it say?

The plagues begin (Exo 7). There will be ten, and the river waters turning to blood is the first. Watch for this: Moses grows bolder, stronger and more confident with each passing day. Pharaoh grows more defiant and helpless with each passing day.

Egyptian life fills up with frogs, lice and flies (Exo […]