Saturday, 2 November 2013

Exodus 21-25

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

21:2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.

God wants his people free. Sometimes circumstances create temporary bondages which may restrict or restrain but God's ultimate plan is freedom.

Susan said...

22:2-3 “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed.

God knows that we feel more vulnerable at night. The perceived danger is much greater. Therefore God makes allowance in his laws for us to protect ourselves. God knows us so well.

Susan said...

23:13 Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips

This was different to salvation. Salvation was by faith but to inherit all of the blessings that God had in mind required obedience.

Susan said...

24:8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

The new covenant is an amazing picture of the old covenant. The old covenant provided a means for God to dwell amongst his people through the giving of the law and the tabernacle. The new covenant provides a means for God to dwell amongst his people through Jesus' blood and the Holy Spirit.

Susan said...

25:1-2 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give."

Offerings to God have always been based on free will.