April 25, 2022
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Day 114: Journey Through the Bible in One Year
Focus Verses for Today: Exodus 14:10-11, 31
Take a some time to ask God for His understanding of Exodus 13-16. Read Exodus 13-16. Let’s journey!
Commentary: Following the plague against the firstborn, the Israelites left Egypt. They forever remembered God’s action that night during the Feast of the Unleavened Bread during Passover. The Israelites are directed by God to consecrate their first born sons and sacrifice the first born male of the livestock. Moses takes Jospeh’s bones with him. God led the Israelites through the desert. By day, God led in a pillar of clouds and at night, gives light with a pillar of fire.
God led the Israelites toward the sea. Going by land would have been quicker, but it would have also likely meant war with the Philistines. God continued to protect His people, saving them from the pursing Egyptian army. He parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry land. The Israelites, who had been complaining, were now rejoicing at the Lord’s providence. However, the rejoicing did not last. Stale water at Marah produces grumbling against Moses. Moses turns to God and the water is purified. Israel camps at Elim. God provides manna and quail for the Israelites to eat with conditions governing how much and when the manna and quail can be gathered. God’s conditions for gathering the manna and quail were violated by the Israelites. God was displeased.
Focus Verses: Exodus 14:10-11, 31 – Compare and contrast the Israelites before and after crossing the Red Sea. What caused their change in attitude? What work have you seen God do in your life? How has it changed your perception or actions?
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