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Day 29 – Thru the Bible
Today we wrap up Exodus and continue in the Psalms.
Video – Torah: Exodus 19-40
What got your attention in today’s video?
Exodus 35 – The people gave free will offerings (v. 29) to build this meeting place with God. As with the collections that Paul would encourage in 2 Corinthians 9:6–15, so here: the need was made known; people’s hearts were “stirred” and “moved”; and they came with “the Lord’s contribution” for this effort (Ex. 35:21). As we give in response to God’s grace, joy is the result.
There are many ways (not just financial) we may be stirred to give to see the good news spread. How has God gifted you and how do you give this gift to others to see the Gospel proclaimed?
Exodus 36 – The people respond so generously, Moses has to tell them to stop giving – there was more than enough to complete the work.
Have you ever been part of a project where people were so generous they had to be told to stop giving?
Exodus 37 – We see in the details of the Tabernacle reminders of Eden (especially in the details of the lampstands). This was a reminder of how in Eden we were in God’s presence without restrictions. Now, God is coming back into the presence of His people within the Tabernacle.
How does the New Covenant take us even closer to God’s presence?
Exodus 38-39 – The making of the Tabernacle and priestly garments continues and is completed to the exact specifications God provided.
Why was it important for the Tabernacle and garments to be made exactly how God described them?
Exodus 40 – Exodus ends with the Tabernacle being put into place and the glory of God filling it. But then Moses is unable to enter – even though before he was in the presence of the Lord. Today’s video revealed why and it leads us into Leviticus.
Psalm 29 – The biblical formula for peace is glory plus strength. As David observes a storm moving inland from the Mediterranean, he imagines a Redeemer riding the winds like a warrior on a horse. Rather than cower from this awesome vision, David concludes that this warrior comes to bring peace.
How is Jesus revealed as the Prince of Peace in the New Covenant? How has Jesus brought true peace into your life?
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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