Day 18 – Thru the Bible
Today we continue in Exodus and Psalms.
Exodus 4 – God gives Moses signs of His power. As pictures, they demonstrate how God will act as Israel trusts Him: as sovereign King He will seize the tail of Egyptian power (in the serpent). As the Redeemer He will purify His unclean nation (in the leprous hand).
What “sign” did Jesus give us to remember what He has done for us and to foretell what is to come? Hint: “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
Verses 4:24-26 are a strange account. What do you think is taking place here?
Exodus 5 – Things get worse (not better) for Israel.
What is God doing here; why does He allow things to get worse for the people?
Our discouragement in the face of difficulty and affliction often comes from forgetting what God has already said in His Word. Remembering that God’s purposes are being worked out in our lives gives us courage when evil happens to us. Supremely, the gospel itself—what God has done in Jesus Christ for our sake—must be held before our eyes each day in remembrance (1 Corinthians 15:1–2).
Exodus 6 – God reminds His people of His Covenant. It is God’s covenant that sustains us when our sin and our circumstances threaten to overwhelm us.
How are God’s new covenant promises applied to our lives in the midst of our struggle with sin?
If we have been united to Christ, His work of grace in our life is assured (redemption). Christ has secured the eternal love of the heavenly Father for us (relationship). We will be brought to heaven, in spite of all our sin and failure (rest).
How is verse 6:7 a statement about identity? Where do we find our true identity today?
Psalm 18 – This Psalm is also prophetic regarding Jesus.
How does David describe Jesus in this Psalm?
What other thoughts or questions does today’s reading bring up?
Some of these notes are from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible study notes. We highly recommend this study Bible.
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