“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured…

“’What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?’ says the Lord. ‘I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed cattle; and I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats. When you come to appear before Me, who requires of you this trampling of My courts? Bring…

“Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” “ (Exodus 33:18, NASB95) What a request!  What an awesome request!  “Lord, I want to see you.”  Moses has heard God’s voice ever since his experience at the burning bush.  He has heard directly from God for quite some time now.  He has heard and seen…

“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘This…

“Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become…

“You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe. “It shall be on Aaron when he ministers;…

“You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. “There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to…

“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution. ” (Exodus 25:1–2, NASB95) The more I read the Scriptures where it speaks of tithing, stewardship, and giving of time, talents and possessions, the more I think we have…

“but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. ” (Exodus 20:6, NASB95) This verse is proof that the Lord desires our obedience to His Word to be rooted in love and not sacrifice/compulsion.  He purposely ties love for Him and keeping His commandments together.  This is why Jesus says repeatedly in…

“Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ” (Exodus 20:1–2, NASB95) These verses are the words God spoke to the children of Israel from Mt. Sinai just before giving them the 10 commandments.  They are significant…

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