Daily Archives: January 22, 2018

Daily Bible Study

Bible Reading: Exodus 17-20

Exodus 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 

God once again provided Israel’s need when they murmured but before long they are faced with their first opposition on their way to the promised land. The people of Amalek were descendants of Esau and they hadn’t had to deal with Israel for 400 years and they didn’t like the fact that they were headed their way. But to show that deliverance was of Him, God allowed the Israelites to win while Moses held up his hand but when he put them down Amelek began winning. We then see the importance of faithful friends. Aaron and Hur (one from the tribe of Judah) held up Moses hands until Israel won the battle. If not for faithful friends Israel would have lost there and the story would be over!

Proverbs 25:19  Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

The testimony of God’s blessing on Israel began to travel and be published and strike fear in the hearts of the hearers. It is a good thing when word travels of God blessing. Moses father in law, having heard, takes brings his wife and children to him and gives Moses some wise counsel that helps him in dealing with the multitude of people. Three months into their journey to Canaan, they come to Mt. Sinai where God has His first serious meeting with Moses about His people. He gives a specific promise at first that if Israel will obey Him and follow His command then they would be His special people. so Moses report to the people the “offer” and they accept.

Exodus 19:8  And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

How many times have we said that ourselves? We have a knack of making our promises to God on Sunday and breaking them on Monday. God gives instructions to Moses to sanctify and secure the people for His decent on Mt. Sinai for the giving of His law. It must have been an awesome sight see as recorded in Exodus 19:16-19.

 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.”

Moses is called up to meet with God in a personal way and there he receives the tables of Ten Commandments. Its important to understand that the Ten Commandments are the foundation of the law. There is more to the law of God in detail but the foundation focuses on God first and others after. A Pharisee lawyer asked Jesus which was the “Great commandment.” Jesus responded by saying, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”  (Matthew 22:39 ) That’s the Ten Commandments in a nutshell. There’s never been a man beside the Lord Jesus who has been able to keep that law. After writing those commandments with His finger on the stone tablets, God proceeds to elaborate on His desire for His people. It’s important to understand the purpose of the law of God. The first purpose is PURITY; God knows that our sinful nature is destined to not only corrupt ourselves but to be corrupters. One of the members of the church showed me yesterday from Isaiah 1:4 that the Israelites had become that; corrupters and that God warns us in the not to do what they did from 1 Corinthians 8:13  Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. 

Are we guilty of corrupting others by demanding our “liberty” at the offence of the brethren? Today’s generation seem to care very little about offending the brother. They demand “their right” to do the questionable regardless of its affect on others. The Apostle Paul writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit called that SIN!

WE NEED REVIVAL!!

 

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