Monthly Archives: December 2009

Exodus 20

Our family had Christmas yesterday.  We opened presents and shared food and fun with the neighbors.  I read Exodus 20 to myself in the morning but I had no time to post.  I read again today from the same chapter.  Exodus … Continue reading

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Exodus 19:1-25

In this chapter God has fulfilled his promise to bring the people out of captivity.  They have arrived at the mountain that God had promised Moses he would come back to.  The covenant with Abraham is being kept and we … Continue reading

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Exodus 18: 1-27

Some people can take on the burdens of everyone around them.  As Jethro says to Moses, “What you are doing is not good.”  Of course, we should be available for the people that God has specifically put into our lives for … Continue reading

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Exodus 17:8 – 16

At Moody Missions’ Conference a missionary asked us what mankind’s most basic need is.  We answered the usual food and water, one of may have even answered “God” (it was a mission conference).  However, the missionary who works in refugee … Continue reading

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Exodus 16:1 – 17:7

God is gracious with us when we complain.  I sometimes think that he pushes us into situations where we must complain.  However, the complaint can only effectively be directed at the one who can change things.  Ultimately any complaint must … Continue reading

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Exodus 15:22 – 27

God tests by laying down a conditional clause:  If you … then I …  We have the luxury of looking back through history.  We know that these deals that God offers his people are rarely kept by them.  God so … Continue reading

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Mum’s Birthday

December 15th was Mum’s birthday.  Although I read the passage on the train to work, I had no time to break from festivities and post.  Be sure to wish my mother a happy 62nd if you see her!

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Exodus 15:1 – 21

The drivel we sing sometimes is embarrassing.  The music may be uplifting, but the words Christians sing are void of content; the mind has gone; the excitement is no deeper than a pop concert.  Frequently the focus is on the singer.  … Continue reading

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Exodus 13:17 – 14:31

What kind of God leads his people into a cul-de-sac?  Why must God slaughter people to show who he is?  These and other questions arise when we read Exodus.  The answer to the first is that he is setting a … Continue reading

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Exodus 11:1 – 13:16

Do you have traditions to help you remember God? Christmas is a good time to set them up.
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