Exodus 35-40: Getting it done

Part nine of Exodus will be the final part in Exodus and details the Israelites getting the job done that they had been given to do by God. At this point, they have their instructions on how everything from earlier in Exodus was supposed to be put together. Most of these chapters simply outline how it was done, so I won’t get into the weeds on that. … Continue reading Exodus 35-40: Getting it done

Exodus 24-31: Giving Specific Instructions

In part seven of the Exodus series brings us to the extensive instructions that God gives to Moses on how to build all kinds of things. Chapter twenty-four Here we have Moses coming back down the mountain again, probably with Aaron and telling the people what happened. He did just receive the Ten Commandments and a bunch of other laws about how to live, it’s … Continue reading Exodus 24-31: Giving Specific Instructions

Exodus 18-23: Establishing boundaries for a nation

Welcome to part six of Exodus! This part begins just after the crossing of the Red Sea and continues through the Ten Commandments and the rest of that initial set of laws. Chapter eighteen The Hebrews have made camp at the “mountain of God” which you may remember is the mountain where God first talked to Moses. This means that after all that mess in … Continue reading Exodus 18-23: Establishing boundaries for a nation

Exodus 14-17: Sometimes 10 plagues just aren’t enough

Part five of Exodus begins with the crossing of the Red Sea and goes through to their first battle. Chapter fourteen After all ten plagues and delivery from Egypt, the Israelites are still not so sure about God. As soon as they see the Egyptians pursuing them, they turn on Moses and, by proxy, God as well. They insist that they would have been better … Continue reading Exodus 14-17: Sometimes 10 plagues just aren’t enough

Hardened hearts crossover

Funny enough, I found something in Gloria Steinem’s Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions that may give some more guidance on how pharaoh’s heart could be hardened while he retains his free will. Steinem’s quote is talking about herself and her relationship with her mother, who was suffering from severe mental illness at the time. She says: Perhaps the worst thing about suffering is that it finally … Continue reading Hardened hearts crossover