Putting God's Word into Practice…

Exodus 30-34

Chapter 30

  • God promises to meet with His people at the Mercy Seat!

Chapter 31

  • The Lord called Bezalel by name, filled him with His Spirit, ability, intelligence, knowledge, and craftsmanship.  He gave him a partner in Oholiab.
  • The Lord gave ability to all men to work together.
  • Sabbath is a day of rest to remember that sanctification only comes through God, not work.
  • Sabbath is for rest and refreshment from work.

Chapter 32

  • The people grew weary of waiting for Moses.  So they built their own god out of their offerings and worshipped it.  We were made to worship something, and if we don’t set our affections on the one true God, we will settle for lesser, man-made gods.  Ones that we can make with our own hands and dream up with our own minds.  Tangible gods that blind us to our foolishness.
  • People are set on evil, stiff-necked.
  • The Lord does not deal lightly with idolatry.

Chapter 33

  • God “will.”  He protects, prepares, and fights for us. He gives us good things.
  • Everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting.  What we are seeking will be displayed in our actions.
  • The presence of God moves us to worship.
  • Joshua would never leave the tent.  He couldn’t get enough of the presence of God!
  • God’s presence is what sets His people apart!
  • Moses’ greatest desire to be able to move forward in the mission is seeing the glory of God.

Chapter 34

  • This is maybe my favorite story in all the Bible.  Lord, may I hunger for your glory and be rewarded with visions of it like Moses!
  • The Lord came and stood with Moses.  He protected Moses and passed by Him saying, “The Lord, The Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
  • And Moses QUICKLY bowed and worshiped.
  • God promised to do marvels among the people and to show His awesome works in their midst.
  • The Lord is a jealous God.  He wants all of our hearts for Himself.  He doesn’t want His people “whoring” after other gods.
  • Moses would remove the veil to speak with God and put it back on to speak with people.  We can come to God unhindered and completely unveiled.  That is how we get His glory to reflect on us!  But sometimes when we speak with others, it needs to be veiled because they can’t handle all the glory of God.


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