June 18, 2017

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Reading along with us in Exodus? Here’s today’s reading:

Exodus 33 (ESV)

The Lord said to Moses, “Depart; go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give it.’ 2 I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”

4 When the people heard this disastrous word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments. 5 For the Lord had said to Moses, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you. So now take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do with you.’” 6 Therefore the people of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward… Continue Reading

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  1. Doing some catching up here…what a chapter we have here! Even though God is displeased, for good reason, because of the Golden calf, He is till sending them to the covenantal land of promise.

    And this is the first reference to this Tent of meeting which is the precursor to the tabernacle/holy of holies! You will notice later in Leviticus and Numbers the terms are used interchangeably. I know I have said it before, but what a unique relationship Moses had with God: talking with God “face to face”, which has to refer to the intimacy of the conversation as opposed to Moses actually seeing God’s face (due to what God says in v. 20), and then seeing the glory of God and His back. It would be an interesting discussion to consider what that means!

    And anyone else struct by v 11b, Joshua stayed by the tent?

    But the pece de resistance (said with a french accent) to me (amongst a chapter with a lot of them) is verse 13. “Teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.”

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