Putting God's Word into Practice…

Exodus 21-29

on February 21, 2018

Chapter 21

  • Right when I thought that I would just be reading a bunch of facts and details and not get anything personal.  God starts off my reading with a very special passage to my heart!  A slave could be set free, but if he said, “I love my master and don’t want to go free,” the master would pierce his ears to show that he belonged to the master forever.  Oh, Lord, how I love you, my Master!  I don’t want to go away from you ever!  I want to be near You, in Your service, all the days of my life.  Pierce my ear for you!  I’m Yours!

Chapter 22-23

  • Justice if found when we draw near to God.
  • Care for widows and orphans and sojourners!
  • God is compassionate.
  • Offer gifts to God out of the fullness and abundance He has given.
  • “Many” do evil.  Do not fall in with them!
  • God orders plans for our rest and refreshment.
  • The Lord sent a representative before the people to guard them and bring them to the place He had prepared for them.  (Like sending Jesus to us, and leaving His Spirit with us!)
  • Obey the “representative,” Pay attention!
  • God would blot out their enemies in a way that was methodical and calculated and in their best interest–even if it seemed slow.

Chapter 24

  • The people committed to obedience.
  • They beheld God!
  • God wrote the instructions.
  • The glory of the Lord dwelt on the mountain.

Chapter 25-27

  • Contributions for the sanctuary were given by hearts that were moved to give.
  • The Lord wanted to dwell in the midst of His people…amazing!
  • I don’t know why, but I found myself silently crying as I read the detailed, glorious, and beautiful specifications the Lord laid out for His dwelling place.
  • His place would be on the mercy seat!  Mercy!!!  Where would we be without it!

Chapter 28-29

  • The Lord filled people with a “spirit of skill” to be used on His sanctuary.  Just like He gives gifts today to be used for the building up and beautification of His body!
  • Priests were to be anointed, ordained, and consecrated as “Holy to the Lord!”
  • Many offerings:  sin, food, wave, peace, and drink.
  • Sanctification comes through the glorious presence of the Lord.  Even in my heart!
  • “I will consecrate,” “I will dwell,” God is the author and perfecter of faith!  He is the one who cleanses and sets apart His people.  He is the one who wants to dwell with us.  He wants to be our God and for us to be His people.  It’s all His idea!
  • He consecrates people so they can serve Him…I am set apart to serve the Lord!

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