Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Survey Bible Reading Plan Day 3

Today’s reading assignment is Exodus 12-14, 20 click here to read it.

Yesterday (day 2) we read about the Israelites being oppressed, Moses’ birth, the burning bush, signs for Moses to perform, and God’s promise of deliverance. If you missed it just click here to catch up.

Did you catch the part about Moses complaining that he was slow to speak…don’t you love what the LORD said to him…if you missed it here it is again.

11. The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."

I am almost certain I would not have complained to the LORD, probably out of pure fear, if truth were to be told. There was also an interesting part about God being ready to kill Moses…

At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met {Moses} [i] and was about to kill him. 25 but Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched {Moses'} feet with it. [j] "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.)

I dug a little deeper into my study Bible and this is what it says about this passage: God was about to kill Moses because Moses had not circumcised his son. But why? Probably because Moses spent half his life in Pharaoh’s palace and half his life in the midianite desert. He might not have been familiar with God’s laws, especially since all the requirements of God’s covenant with Israel had not been actively carried out for over 400 years. Also something to remember Moses’ wife was a midianite and may have opposed circumcision.

Today’s inspirational quote is…

You are a finished product in God but a raw material on the earth.

- Edward Ezekiel Isouve


Andrea said...

Awesome quote.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.


Excellent quote, quite thought provoking also. Thanks for sharing.


Supermanslady said...

WOw! I've studied through Exodus in Bible Study Fellowship before and never came across those scriptures regarding God wanting to kill Moses. Or if I did, it just didn't sink in. Very neat insight into it! Thanks for thinks I will be heading back to the OT to do a little more study on Moses! Thanks Shannon!!!

Julie said...

Ouch!!! Can't help but think that. Moses so doubted himself but the Lord knew, he knew Moses could do it but gave him the help of his brother. I wonder if he was an older brother. Just thinking.
Thanks for the devotion and also for the thought provoking quote.
Take care and now am off to read todays. God Bless Shannan.

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