Moses Intercedes for the People

Last month, I preached on intercession, mentioning Abraham’s intercession for his nephew Lot and the people of Sodom. In today’s reading, we see the same theme play out with Moses and the Israelites. In today’s Bible reading, we read about God’s contempt for His people because of their idolatry. While Moses was communing with God,…

The Lord Will Fight. You Are to Keep Your Mouth Shut

We see a lot of wisdom in today’s Bible reading. God promises Moses that he will fight for His people. And God tells Moses to keep his mouth shut. (Exodus 14:14) You may recall that Moses asked God to not send him, but to send someone else because he was “slow of speech”. (Exodus 4:10)…

When is an Army Not an Army?

I saw something in today’s Bible reading that I’ve never seen before in all of the times I’ve read these chapters. God tells Moses to bring out the Hebrews “according to their military divisions”[1] in Exodus 6:26, 7:4, 12:17, 41, 51. I’ve never seen that terminology before. Why? Well, it comes down to Bible translations….

When Really Bad Things Happen to God’s People

Today’s Bible reading begins the story of Job. Really bad things happen to Job. Job was a good man. Job was a godly man. And Job was a victim of some of the worst our enemy could muster. In reading through this book, bear in mind that this book tells us a great deal about…

Great Rejoicing in Heaven

In today’s Bible reading, there is great rejoicing by a vast multitude of people even before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords defeats the beast and his sign-performing false prophet. Over and over, John hears the cries of God’s people, “Hallelujah!” as they praise God, hailing Jesus as the conquering King. “After…