Friday, March 04, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 20


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.

Stacey


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 20. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…


20:1-17 – Compare with Deuteronomy 5:1-21.

Aaron was with Moses when he received the ten commandments.

God teaches us what He expects of us.

20:3 – Israel was coming out of a polytheistic culture. God was letting them know that this behavior is unacceptable!

20:4-6 – this commandment comes with a warning to the disobedient (punishment to the 4th generation) and a promise for the faithful (show love to 1000 generations). Notice the grace offered – God will punish only to the 4th generation, but lavish blessing to the 1000th generation. He could easily punish to the 1000th generation!

20:4-5 – You cannot worship an idol you don’t create. If you obey the command in verse 4, verse 5 is unnecessary. God knows us too well, doesn’t He?

20:6 – showing = asah = to construct or build.

20:7 – this commandment comes with a warning to the disobedient: God will hold them guilty.

20-8-11 – rest before restoration.

20:12 – this commandment comes with a promise of long life in the promised land. Deuteronomy 5:16 adds “and that it may go well with you.”

24:15-18 – Moses may have been gone, but God was still providing manna and quail. So why would the Israelites grumble and encourage Aaron to make a tangible idol in 32:1-4?

20:15 – What are some unconventional things that we can steal? How can we steal from God?

20:17 – Whatever you covet, STOP!

20:19 – the people trusted Moses enough to take direction from him.

20:20-21 – the people remained at a distance even after Moses told them not to be afraid. Granted, he didn’t tell them to approach, but did their own guilt keep them in spiritual bondage, making them stay away?

20:23 – God is unequaled.

20:24 – God causes us to worship His name!

20:26 – no undergarments? No. Later on, the priest is commanded to wear undergarments.


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

2 comments:

Gina Burgess said...

I love your insight here. You have a gift for pointing out some wonderful truths.

Daily Bible Study said...

Thanks for your deep insight in the Word of God and sharing it to us.