The Image of God – Exodus 20

What does it mean when the Bible says we are made in the image of God?  Someone asked this of me once, and frankly, I was not quite sure at the moment how to answer them.  Does it mean that God the Father has two eyes, two ears and a human face like us, asContinue reading “The Image of God – Exodus 20”

Honoring Our Parents – Exodus 20

The Lord gave Moses the following commandment: 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (ESV) Some of us were raised with ideal parents or step-parents.  This type of upbringing makes this commandment very easy to follow, asContinue reading “Honoring Our Parents – Exodus 20”

Honoring the Sabbath – Exodus 20

12 And the Lord said to Moses, 13 “You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holyContinue reading “Honoring the Sabbath – Exodus 20”

The Name of God – Exodus 20

I had a friend Donna who was once trapped in a world of alcohol abuse, had lost all hope and was on a path of self-destruction. Then one day, out of the blue, she had an encounter with the living God. She heard a voice clearly speaking to her, telling her, “Say my Name.”  InContinue reading “The Name of God – Exodus 20”

A Devotion to God – Exodus 20

God, in His great love, has offered to each of us a new freedom and a better way of life. We are given freedom from death through the gift of eternal life by faith in Jesus Christ, and a freedom from the shackles of our own past as we live each new day in gratitudeContinue reading “A Devotion to God – Exodus 20”

A Kingdom of Priests – Exodus 19

The Lord spoke to Moses regarding His people, the Israelites, after their exodus from Egypt: 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and aContinue reading “A Kingdom of Priests – Exodus 19”

Water from the Rock – Exodus 17

We all need water.  Clean, drinkable water is essential for daily living, and God knows very well that we need it. As the Israelites followed the Lord leading Moses into the desert, it quickly became apparent that there was not sufficient water around to keep such a multitude of people alive. 2 Therefore the people quarreledContinue reading “Water from the Rock – Exodus 17”

God’s Timing: Life in the Desert – Exodus 17

Freedom was not achieved easily for the Israelites after many years of slavery in Egypt under the hand of the Pharaoh. The Lord sheltered and protected them during the ten plagues He used against their captors, and the final plague, death of the first born during the Passover, finally convinced Pharaoh to let the IsraelitesContinue reading “God’s Timing: Life in the Desert – Exodus 17”

Desert Wandering – Exodus 16

Have you ever felt like you were wandering around in a desert, without direction, surrounded by trouble and not sure which way to turn?  Many people, even the most devout followers of God, have days like that. After the Israelites were miraculously freed from slavery by the Lord, He sought to have daily fellowship withContinue reading “Desert Wandering – Exodus 16”

Jesus in the Passover – Exodus 12

Reading from the gospel of Luke: 14 And when the hour came, (Jesus) reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom ofContinue reading “Jesus in the Passover – Exodus 12”