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Day 22 – Thru the Bible
We continue our journey through Exodus and Psalms. These chapters are rich with foreshadowing and practical wisdom.
Video – Torah: Exodus 1-18 – Watch the video here.
What stood out in today’s video?
Exodus 16 – Manna from heaven. How have you seen God provide for your needs?
Life Rhythm – This process of gathering for six days and resting on the seventh began to teach God’s people the rhythm of “six days you shall labor” and the seventh shall be “a Sabbath to the Lord your God” (20:8–10). God, the Lord of the Sabbath, established this pattern in creation (Genesis 1:1–2:4), renewed it in the wilderness (Exodus 16:22–30), commanded it in his law (20:8–11), clarified its purpose in Christ (Luke 6:1–11), and will consummate it in the age to come (Hebrews 4:9–11).
Do you have a rhythm of rest in your life?
We know in our culture this won’t just happen. If we want the enjoyment of depending on God as our ultimate Provider, we’ll have to be intentional about ceasing from our own excessive striving.
Exodus 17 – We again see God’s provision in providing water, but there’s a double meaning to this text. This is not just revealing God providing for us physically.
JESUS stands before Horeb/Sinai, the place of the law; HE is struck for the failure of God’s people to trust and obey him; and HE provides rivers of living water from which God’s people drink (John 7:38; Revelation 22:1).
We are told in 1 Corinthians 10:4 that “the Rock was Christ.” For those who questioned, “Is the Lord among us or not?” the answer was clear that he was—Christ himself was present to sustain, save, bless, and be judged.
In the battle story, we see that Moses cannot do ministry alone – he needs the assistance of others.
How does this point to our need for community today?
Exodus 18 – Jethro provides wise counsel to Moses and here again we see that Moses is attempting to do all of the ministry himself.
How can you apply Jethro’s wisdom to your life, work, ministry?
We also see Jethro “rejoices” and blesses the Lord: “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods” (v. 11). Here Jethro echoes God’s stated purpose for the plagues and the exodus: that all would know that “I am the Lord” (6:7; 7:5).
Psalm 22 – Have you seen this opening line somewhere else in the Bible? Hint: Matthew 27:46.
Some of the Psalms are like our hymns. If you grew up singing hymns, or other familiar songs of worship, someone could give you the first line and you would recall the rest of the song.
This is what Jesus is doing – He’s providing the first line. The Jewish people would easily recognize this and would recall the rest of the Psalm. Jesus is providing more proof that He’s the Messiah who has come to save His people.
How many of the things described in this Psalm do you see in the crucifixion story?
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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