Looking back at Exodus

This isn't quite the story that I had remembered hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and even those stories … Continue reading Looking back at Exodus

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Deuteronomy 31-34: Succession of Leadership

Part five of Deuteronomy covers the death of Moses and the eventual succession of Joshua to his place of leadership over the Israelites. Chapter thirty one As a parent, this chapter makes me laugh a little. The first thing that is done is that Moses announces his age and that he is dying soon. He … Continue reading Deuteronomy 31-34: Succession of Leadership

Deuteronomy 4-11: Moses’s Second speech part one

Part two of Deuteronomy is the first part of Moses's Second Speech or sermon to the Israelites. It starts at the end of chapter four. Chapter four Most of this chapter is discussed in the previous post, but there's a bit where Moses re-introduces the law at the very end. Chapter five The first thing to … Continue reading Deuteronomy 4-11: Moses’s Second speech part one

Deuteronomy 1-4: Moses’s First Speech

Part one of Deuteronomy is Moses first speech, or the first of this set of sermons. According to my study Bible, that's mostly what this book consists of, Moses' sermons. After that, there's a succession of leadership. This first speech cuts off part way through chapter four, so it'll be mentioned in the next one … Continue reading Deuteronomy 1-4: Moses’s First Speech

Leviticus 8-10: The Grand Opening

Part two of Leviticus is about the Grand Opening of the Tent of Meeting! Chapter eight This chapter details the ordination of Aaron and his sons. This is the first time all these offerings are done as God had commanded and with quite the audience. God commands that all the people be there, standing outside … Continue reading Leviticus 8-10: The Grand Opening

Reflections of Exodus

Looking back on Exodus, this isn't quite the story that I remember hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and … Continue reading Reflections of Exodus

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 … Continue reading Exodus 35-40: Getting it done

Exodus 32-34: You had one job

Part eight of the Exodus series begins with the one job that the Israelites had while Moses was up getting the laws from God. He said wait. That was all they had to do, wait for further instructions. Chapter thirty-two Moses went up the mountain to commune with God. Everyone knew where he was going … Continue reading Exodus 32-34: You had one job

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 … 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 … Continue reading Exodus 18-23: Establishing boundaries for a nation