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April 16 - Congratulations On Finishing NT

April 16, 2024

Congratulations on finishing the New Testament Reading! We will begin the Old Testament next week. In the mean time, I want to ask you to text me at 205-541-6404 to let me know if you are watching the video, listening to the podcast, or just reading the text we are covering each day. This will help me know how to proceed with our daily recordings. If you have fallen behind, use the next week to catch up. I will post some videos in the mean time sharing some of my favoring verses, and sharing a few minutes of commentary on those verses. I look forward to reading through the Old Testament with you.

Day 37 - Read Exodus 13-14

May 30, 2024 • Exodus 13—14

God told Moses all firstborn of Israel was to be consecrated and the Passover was to be recognized annually. The Feast of Unleavened Bread would be a remembrance of God’s fulfilled promises to Israel. God led Israel with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Pharaoh’s heart changed again, and he pursued the people of Israel. An angel of the Lord and the pillar of cloud was between the Egyptians and Israel. Moses stretched his hand over the sea and God separated the water as a wall. The people of Israel passed through the sea on dry land. Moses stretched his hand over the sea, and the water returned, overtaking Pharaoh’s army. The people feared the Lord and believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.

Day 36 - Read Exodus 12

May 29, 2024 • Exodus 12

Moses and Aaron recognized Passover as God commanded. God instructed them to sacrifice an animal and prepare it for the meal. The lamb’s blood was applied to the doorposts of the houses. All firstborn in the land of Egypt would be killed, except those who had the blood applied to their doorposts. Anyone who disobeyed these commands were cut off from Israel. God applied the final plague against Egypt and Pharaoh. Pharaoh sent the people of Israel away with their cattle and with the jewelry they plundered from the Egyptians. The sacrifice and release of Israel foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus, and freedom from the bondage of sin.

Day 35 - Read Exodus 11

May 28, 2024 • Exodus 11

The people of Egypt recognized God’s work through Moses and Aaron. They gave silver and gold jewelry to the people of Israel, but Pharaoh’s heart was still hardened. He refused to release Israel. God warned of one last plague that would cause Pharaoh to drive Israel from the land of Egypt. The firstborn of all the people and beasts would die, but Israel would not be touched. God told Moses that Pharaoh would not listen to this warning and God’s wonder would be multiplied in the land of Egypt. Moses and Aaron remained faithful to God’s commands, but Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened, and he did not let God’s people go.