Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
This post is from notes taken during our
Bible Study Sunday Morning.
God wanted the people to
prepare themselves to meet Him there at the mountain.
Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them
today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes11 and be ready by the third day, because
on that day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai
in the sight of all the people.
the third day there was thunder and lightening and a thick cloud as God appeared
in smoke and fire.God was going to
present Moses with a contract.
is an application to our relationship with Jesus.We have a contract as in marriage. And we
celebrate that contract.
The Jewish culture considered
various washings as they prepared for the wedding.
Isaiah says, “God is our
The people were in awe and
said, “We will do all God has asked.They responded to the call.
In the Marriage covenant we
are asked:“Do you take?We answer, “Yes, I do.”
Sinai, there was a series of mountains
protecting the Mountain.
too have boundaries all around us.Be
careful and prepare to be ready.
God’s word in your heart and take it where ever you go.
Exodus 24:16And the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain,
and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.
On the mountain, God gave
Moses the 10 commandments and told him to place them in the Ark of the
Covenant, in the Holy Place
of the tent tabernacle.
This was the
first covenant given.Hebrews 9:1-5Now
even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the
earthly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which
were the lamp stand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called
the holy place. Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called
the Holy of Holies, having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the
covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the
manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant; and above
it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these
things we cannot now speak in detail.
Also in the Ark was a bowl of Manna, and Aaron’s rod
that budded.The rod was a symbol of
Egypt had a “religion with their gods, and magicians with a
spiritual source not of God.
Prior to Pharaoh letting the
people go, Aaron’s rod was used to bring plagues upon Egypt.The magicians were able to duplicate the
first few plagues, but could not copy the boils, pestilence, hail with fire,
locusts, deep darkness, and the last plague with the death angel taking the
life of the first born in every household.
The people were told to
prepare for deliverance, by applying blood on the door posts and on the lintel,
and to observe a Passover feast.They
were instructed to continue this feast in remembrance of how God had brought
them out of bondage.They were to eat with
their shoes on, a staff in their hand and ready to leave Egypt.God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass
On the mountain, God gave
specific instructions on how to worship and the duties of the priests.Korah rose up to defy Moses’ authority.Moses fell on his face and begged God to
spare this wicked group who were in rebellion.
God was angry and told Moses and the people to separate themselves away
from this wicked group.God caused the
earth to open up and swallowed the men and their families and all that belonged
to them.Then fire covered 250 persons
who offered unauthorized incense, and a plague came upon all those who murmured
about the punishment being too harsh.God told Aaron to stand between the dead and the living, and the plague
stopped.14700 died from this rebellion.
May we learn and profit from
the studies of those who have gone before us.