Friday, February 25, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 19

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 19. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

19-24 – The Sinaitic Covenant – a Suzerain-Vassal Covenant (an agreement between a feudal lord and his vassal whom the lord has delivered from danger). This was a pledge to be Israel’s God on the condition that Israel consecrate themselves totally to being God’s people, living obediently to and serving Him.

19:1 – Three months to the day after leaving Egypt.

19:3 – Moses “went up” to God. Did he climb partway up the mountain?

The Lord calls us to be His messengers.

19:4 – The Lord reveals Himself to us.

God carried Israel to Himself “on eagle’s wings”. What does that mean? Strong, swift? See Deuteronomy 32:11.

19:5 – Israel will be God’s treasured possession if they obey God. Check out John 14:23. What other teaching can you find in scripture? Are you living obediently to God? If not, what do you need to change?

What was the covenant Israel was supposed to keep? See Genesis 17:9-14. The covenant was circumcision.

19:9 – Why was God going to let Israel hear Him? So Israel would know God talks to Moses and put their trust in Moses always.

The Lord wants to be heard by us.

19:11 – The Lord wants to be seen by us.

19:12-13 – The Lord is holy, and is not to be approached in a nonchalant fashion.

19:13 – Why couldn’t the condemned be touched? Why executed only by stones and arrows?

Who would sound the trumpet?

19:16-19 – Wow! Thunder, lightning, thick cloud, trumpet blast, fire, smoke, earthquake, trumpet blast, God’s voice!!! What an entrance! Fit for the King of the Universe. Check out Hebrews 12:18-21.

Again, where did the trumpet blasts come from? Angels, maybe?

God inspires awe!

19:21 – Were many people trying to get up the mountain? Or were they still trembling at the bottom. Would the awe wear off and the people would storm up the mountainside in curiosity?

How can we balance our approach to God? How can we run to our Daddy and still approach our Lord with the respect His majesty commands?

19:23 – Moses talks back to God. Whoa! How patient God was with Moses. How patient He is with us!!!

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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