Day 21 – Thru the Bible
We continue in Exodus as the nation of Israel begins life outside of Egypt…out of slavery.
Exodus 13 – Feast of Unleavened Bread. God gives us reminders…because we quickly forget. What’s the purpose of this feast?
How does the consecration of the first born males point us to Jesus?
God provided the people a pillar of smoke and fire to guide them. What does God provide to us today to guide us?
Exodus 14 – Why did God have Pharaoh pursue the Israelites (see verses 4 and 31)?
“Believing” is a theme that runs through the entire biblical story. It was the key to salvation in the Old Testament and is still the key to our salvation today. As you continue to read through the Bible narrative, look for this continuing theme.
Exodus 15 – In this chapter we see a worship service, followed quickly by more grumbling. We humans sure are fickle.
God often moves us from times of triumph and victory to places of trial and testing. He does so, so that we might learn that “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4).
It’s important to remember that the provision is NOT dependent upon our obedience (see, e.g., Exodus 16:27–30). Rather, the provision is rooted in God’s steadfast love for his people. The testing fosters greater dependence on and love for God.
How have you seen God come through in your life?
What helps you remember this when the times of struggle come?
Psalm 21 – This Psalm celebrates the military success prayed for in Psalm 20.
As the full significance of this psalm is seen in light of Christ’s ministry fulfilling David’s plans, we understand that, having saved his people from their sins by Christ’s sacrifice, God raised him and granted him eternal life (Psalm 21:4; Romans 4:23–25).
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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