Tag Archives: Exodus

Hall of Fame: Moses

Hebrews 11:24-28 The choice facing Moses when he grew up was essentially the same choice that faces all of us: whether to remain part of the godless world, or join the people of God. It would have been so easy … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: The parents of Moses

Hebrews 11:23 Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 6:20) are not exactly the most familiar names in the Old Testament. Yet their son Moses, one of the most influential figures in Israel’s history, would have died in infancy if they had not … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Repentance and reconciliation

Exodus 33 & 34 As a result of Moses’ impassioned intercession (Exodus 32:11-13), Yahweh does not destroy the Israelites; but that does not mean that what they have done can be brushed under the carpet. His presence is temporarily withdrawn … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Rebellion and idolatry

Exodus 32 Sadly, the Israelites have not grasped the concepts of monotheism and imageless worship (even their deliverance from Egypt they attribute to Moses, not Yahweh), and they find it hard (despite the evidence of the daily manna and the … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Worship

Exodus 25-29 Israel’s first formal act of worship and thanksgiving is to donate the materials for the construction of a sanctuary – the Tabernacle. It is truly amazing that the Creator of the universe should condescend to ‘live’ in a … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Obedience

Exodus 19 & 20 After two months of travelling, the Israelites finally reach their primary destination: Mount Sinai. They have come far to the south of the Promised Land, but this is no detour. Their salvation is complete and unconditional; … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Facing the enemy

Exodus 17:8-16 At Rephidim, Israel have their first encounter with an enemy since escaping from Egypt. The Amalekites, a nomadic tribe of Edomite descent who roam the Sinai peninsula, harass the Israelite caravan, attacking the stragglers (Deuteronomy 25:18). At the … Continue reading

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