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Kidnappers

August 6th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 21:16 (New Living Translation) Kidnappers must be put to death, whether they are caught in possession of their victims or have already sold them as slaves. This is what Joseph’s brothers did to him. Now the law, as stated here, came after the (hi)story of Joseph and his brothers. Still, I doubt that any […]

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The First Holy Sabbath

August 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 16:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much as usual—four quarts for each person instead of two. Then all the leaders of the community came and asked Moses for an explanation. 23 He told them, “This is what the Lord commanded: Tomorrow will be a day of complete […]

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Capital Punishment in Egypt

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 8:26 (New Living Translation) But Moses replied, “That wouldn’t be right. The Egyptians detest the sacrifices that we offer to the Lord our God. Look, if we offer our sacrifices here where the Egyptians can see us, they will stone us… Stoning—throwing rocks at a person until they die—was what God’s people used for […]

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God’s First Son

July 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 4:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 Then you will tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son. 23 I commanded you, “Let my son go, so he can worship me.” But since you have refused, I will now kill your firstborn son!’” This is one of those posts where I […]

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Designated for a Special Purpose

July 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 31:13 (New Living Translation) Tell the people of Israel: ‘Be careful to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you from generation to generation. It is given so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy. God is giving instructions to […]

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Manhood

March 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 30:11, 12, 14 (New Living Translation) 11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the Lord….14 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord. In […]

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The Order of Birth

March 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 28:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 “Take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel. 10 Six names will be on each stone, arranged in the order of the births of the original sons of Israel. God is instructing His people on the priestly garments. Here, He tells them […]

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Eating and Drinking in God’s Presence

March 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 24:9-11 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain. 10 There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself. 11 And though these nobles of […]

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Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There (and Just Stay Calm)

March 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 14:13-14 (New Living Translation) 13 But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” There are times when the best thing to do is, uh, well […]

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Judgement Against the Gods

March 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 12:12 (New Living Translation) On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! Jehovah God is discussing the Passover plague that is […]

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