Day 109 - Exodus 34

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V. 1-10 What grace on the Lord's part. He tells Moses He will write out the ten commandments a second time. But note that in verses 6 and 7 there is mercy and forgiveness which were not mentioned the first time. What humility on Moses' part! As we read God's Word and learn how good He is, and how failing we believers are, are we affected as in verse 8? Our thoughts must begin with Him, His love, His power.
V. 11 What God would do.
V. 12 What they were to do...separate from the religious practices and thoughts of the people of verse 11. In verse 15, the words "one call thee" means "thou be invited". If others invite us to religious activities which are against the truth of the Word of God, we must refuse. If we do not refuse as parents, look what happens to our children in verse 16.
V. 23-24 Every man was to go to God's center three times a year. If they thus honored the Lord, He promises that they won't suffer any loss when they are away. If we put the Lord first He will keep us.
V. 27 God wants us to learn "the tenor of these words". Look up Neh. 8:88So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. (Nehemiah 8:8) and 11 Cor. 3:66I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6). May we gain "the sense" and "spirit" of God's Word, as well as the words themselves.
V. 29 This had not happened the time before. Does the grace of God make us bright Christians? If not, perhaps we need to spend more time alone with Him verse 28.
V. 30-35 You might like to read all of 11 Corinthians chapter 3 to see how God compares today's chapter 34 with what we Christians now have. The Jewish nation has the veil on its face today.