Day 23 – Thru the Bible
We continue our journey through Exodus and Psalms. Today we’ll see God’s holiness and His comfort and provision.
Video – Read Scripture:Exodus 19-40
What stood out to you in today’s video?
Exodus 19 – God articulates here the movements of grace: redemption (v. 4), requirement (v. 5), reward (v. 6).
The Lord will give his redeemed people His requirements (20:1), essentially saying, “This is what it looks like to live in a blessed relationship with the God who has redeemed you.” And He will give the promise of redemption’s (not work’s) reward: they will be God’s treasured possession and they will be to God a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
How do you see this same movement of grace in your life in light of what Jesus has accomplished on our behalf?
Exodus 20 – Notice that the gracious relationship that God had established with His people was prior to the holy requirements that God gave.
So, grace grounds law, and law leads us back to grace. How do you see this pattern happening in your life?
Exodus 21 – While these laws do not advocate for it directly, the overarching direction of the biblical story is freedom, spiritual freedom in Christ (Galatians 5:1, 13; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22–25) as well as human liberation (1 Corinthians 7:21; Philemon 18–19).
The law of “eye for an eye” (vv. 23–24). This teaching was not simply prescriptive, as though you MUST take an eye for an eye, but restrictive, limiting the nature of retribution.
How does Jesus address our relationships with those around us, including our enemies?
What’s the aim of the Gospel regarding how we treat each other (and ourselves)?
Psalm 23 – This familiar Psalm remind us of God’s comforting and provision.
The Lamb who laid down His life is also the Good Shepherd (John 10:1–18). Recognizing His sheep’s voice, Christ meets our needs, leads us in the way, and protects us from disaster (John 10:5, 10). Listening to the Chief Shepherd’s voice, the believer’s soul is restored. And we will “dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 22:4).
How does this bring comfort to you today?
What other thought or questions did today’s video and 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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