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Failure to Trust

Moses and Aaron are condemned by God for failing to trust him enough to “to honour me as holy.” The people were at fault because they weren’t happy with God and didn’t trust him to provide for them. It is all gloom here because nobody is trusting the Lord. Look

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Golden gods

We read in the chapters before this how God gives Moses the well-known 10 commandments and various other laws of how God would like his people to live. It is astonishing to see how quickly the Israelites lose sight of who God is and how he has saved his people;

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God’s Law

This is probably a rather familiar section to most readers. Familiarity, however, sometimes obscures the purpose these commands serve in their context. Look carefully at verse 2. The Lord introduces himself as the great rescuer of his people. The following commands are how people are to respond to the Lord

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Ingratitude

The people of Israel were miraculously rescued by the Lord. Now they start their new life as rescued people. In verses 22 to 25 in chapter 15 we read of the people complaining, Moses crying out to God and God providing for them. It is the pattern in this whole

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Substitute in Judgement

Verses 12 & 13 tell of the night of the Passover. God’s judgement is on the land of Egypt, the people, even the animals, but perhaps most significantly the gods. “I am the Lord,” says it all. Through the Passover the Lord is bringing judgement on a nation defying him

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Called to Serve

God rescued Moses at birth, ensured he was well educated, then sent him off between the ages of 40 and 80 to prepare him for a great work. The Lord appears to Moses and in verses 7 and 8 of chapter 3, we read that this was all to use

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Humbled by Need

These dramatic chapters show Joseph’s brothers being humbled through their need of food and their interaction with the mysterious leader of Egypt. In the opening of chapter 45 verses 1 to 5 we read of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers and then providing for all their needs. It has

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Dreams from God

In verses 3 to 8 in chapter 37 we read that Joseph received a dream that stimulated his brothers to hate him more than they had. Also, in the dream he was told of being greatly honoured by his brothers. The rest of this chapter, in fact all the events

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Subdued before the Lord

Jacob had deceived his father into providing the inheritance to him rather than his brother Esau.  Esau was, understandably, so angry that Jacob left the land and lived with the family of his mother.  He now has a large family of his own.  Now he is returning to the land

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Ask and you shall receive

In today’s reading the first five verses set the scene where we see the Lord’s blessing in answering prayer.  We also have an introduction to the concept of two different types of people through blessing; those that follow Him and those that don’t. The surprise is who serves whom, that

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