Exodus

Exodus

The Only Alpha

Exodus 19:1-25 These moments between God and Israel were meant to instill the fear of the Lord. This covenant they have entered with God is serious stuff because God is unapproachably holy, and His holiness demands obedience. Friends, the sad part of reading Exodus is that while the people came to see God’s holiness, the Law alone had no power to keep them from sin. It made people labor in their own strength, in futility, always trying to measure up…

A Kingdom of Priests

Exodus 19:5-6 What God is offering His people is a return to the relationship that Adam and Eve had with God in the Garden of Eden. They had unbroken access to God’s presence, His intimate fellowship. God’s idea was to reflect something of Himself in us humans. We are not gods, but we are meant to reflect God, which is a mind-blowing thing. How do we reflect God? One of the main ways we reflect His image is that He…

Leaving Pride in Egypt

Exodus 18:1-27 True humility as God defines it, displayed in Christ, and as we see it here in Moses is the ability to see the truth about who you are and what God has made you to do. Then, motivated by grace, you do everything you can with who you are to love and serve God and others. Moses doesn’t deny he’s been called by God. He doesn’t deny that he has a special ability to discern and judge –…