May 20, 2019

30The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”
31So Moses went back to the Lord and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 32But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”
33The Lord replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.”  35And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.  
(Exodus 32:30-35, NIV)

 

EXODUS 29-32

DAY 143 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verse For Today: Exodus 32:30-35

After the Israelites make a promise to the Lord through Moses to obey Him (God) in all His laws and ordinances: they fall!

 

Ask the Lord to give you His understanding of Exodus 29-32. Read Exodus 29-32. Let’s journey!

 

Chapters 29-31 provide worship details to be followed by the Israelites. Instructions are given for the consecration of the priests and components of the tabernacle. Instructions are given on making and using anointing oil and incense, and restrictions on their use. Instructions are given on how a sacrifice to the Lord was to be made. The Lord covered every detail of the construction of the arc of the covenant and how He was to be worshiped. Every detail, in detail, was covered. God is a God of order. (Exodus 29:1-31:18)

 

Chapter 32 begins with the Israelites thinking Moses may not be returning from his visit with God and urge Aaron to make a golden calf for them to worship. Aaron concedes and makes the golden calf, which the people worship. Moses returns to finds the camp embroiled in idol worship. Moses questions his brother, Aaron, regarding what happened while he was away. Aaron returns to visit God, seeking forgiveness for those who worshiped the golden calf. (Exodus 32:1-35)

 

Our focus verses for today:

 

30The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”
31So Moses went back to the Lord and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 32But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”
33The Lord replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.”  35And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.  
(Exodus 32:30-35, NIV)

 

Moses returned to God asking Him to forgive the Israelites of their sin. God was unwavering; “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book… I (God) will punish them for their sin.” Sin is powerful and alluring as the Israelites experienced in the desert. Today, in 2019, sin is still powerful and alluring. Sin’s power and allure are destroyed when focus is on Christ and not on sin. Godspeace!

 

  

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