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July 29, 2018

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July 20, 2018

Read Exodus 33

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Scripture- Exodus 33:19- The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose."

 

Observations- Moses requested to see God's full glory. He wanted to know more and more of who God was in His very nature and to understand all there was to know about God. God's name, however, Yahweh, which means loosely "I Am Who I Am," reminds Moses that there no matter how close he becomes with the living God there will still be an inscrutable mystery involved in the relationship.

 

Application- It is good and right for us to deeply desire to walk more and more closely with Jesus Christ, but it should also never surprise us when we come up against a struggle we don't understand or wonder what God is up to at times. There will always be an element of mystery to this God who declares His great love for us. We have the privilege of doing our part to cooperate with knowing Him more fully today.

 

Prayer- Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to me in all kinds of ways- particularly through Your Word, the beauty and awesome nature of all You have created, and relationships with people that help me see You at work in tangible circumstances. Help me see You more clearly today. Amen.

 

"May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace." (Numbers 6:24-26),

Pastor Jamie

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July 28, 2018

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July 28, 2018

Read Exodus 32

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Scripture- Exodus 32:7-8a- The Lord told Moses, “Quick! Go down the mountain! Your people whom you brought from the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. How quickly they have turned away from the way I commanded them to live!"

 

Observations- Moses, while still on the Mt. Sinai with God getting the Commandments from God, must have been shocked beyond belief that already the people had turned to worship false gods. He hadn't even gotten down from the mountain before they were doing their own thing and going their own way. 

 

Application- We are always only one step from stupid. It's a fact. We have to cultivate a close relationship with the living God. It's just too easy to coast and drift into habits that dishonor our life giving relationship with Jesus Christ. How will you be intentional about loving God and loving people today?

 

Prayer- Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness through the generations. Thank You for leading and guiding us in spite of how often we stray from Your best will for our lives. Help me not be stupid, but let me continually seek Your love. Amen.

 

"For the commandments say, “'You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.' These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Romans 13:9),

Pastor Jamie

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