Day 27 – Thru the Bible
We continue our journey through Exodus and Psalms.
Exodus 30 – It appears that the altar of incense represented the prayers of God’s people coming before Him (Psalm 141:2; Luke 1:9–10; Revelation 5:8; 8:3–4). The incense was to be burned both morning and evening, signifying the continued praying of God’s people.
In the New Testament, Paul reminds us that we are able to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), but how does this point us to Jesus as one who fulfills the Old Covenant? Hint: Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34.
Exodus 31 – Bezalel is described as being filled with the Spirit of God, which means that he has been equipped to fulfill the particular task to which he was called.
How do we see this occur in the New Covenant?
The Sabbath rest is created for our benefit, yet in today’s sometimes overly busy world, we can lose sight of its benefit.
How do you seek to carve out time to just rest and remember it’s God who sustains you?
Psalm 27 – While God is everywhere present, only believers experience the blessings of his presence.
God is good, and the goodness of his grace overwhelms fear to the point of making us joyful worshipers in this evil world (Psalm 27:6, 13).
God’s beautiful presence comforts the abandoned (v. 10), vindicates the falsely accused (v. 12), and makes brave the cowardly (v. 14). In fact, waiting on the realization of God’s presence is always the formula for courage in Scripture (Joshua 1:5–9).
How have you seen God work in your life this way?
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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