Friday, June 10, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 34

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 34. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

34:1-2 – How long would it take Moses to chisel stone tablets? Since Moses was to chisel them, then bring them up the mountain, they would be a bit of a burden. How have the people you lead or minister to become a burden? I hope they are a positive burden of prayer on a regular basis. If they are a burden in any other sense, stop and bring them and your heart to the Lord right now. Ask Him to make them a positive burden in your life.

And they might be carved of different rock. But the handwriting was the same. See Deuteronomy 10:4.

34:1 – Compare with v. 28 – God didn’t write the words on the new tablets, Moses did.

God gives second chances…and third…and fourth…

34:3 – God is specific and precise in His instructions.

35:4-9 – the use of the freewill offering. See Exodus 25.

34:5 – The Lord does what He says. And He wants to meet with us.

Why did the Lord proclaim His name?

34:6-7 – this is an amazing list of attributes used by God to describe Himself. Which attribute(s) means the most to you right now?

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, sow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, forgiving, yet He punishes sin.

so praise Him!

34:9 – Moses asks the Lord to take Israel as His inheritance. Think about that for a minute, What is an inheritance? Who receives an inheritance? Does an inheritance consist of average possessions or valuables?

34:10-12 – Who would Israel live among? Wasn’t God to drive them all out? How could other peoples be a snare to Israel if they’re gone? See v. 13 for how they continue to be a snare.

34:10 – God is a doer of wonders.

34:11 – God is a warrior. He will fight for us.

34:13 – What we leave behind can be a snare.

34:14 – God is intolerant of unfaithfulness (jealous).

34:27-28 – The Ten Commandments was a covenant. Did Moses carve them out this time? No. See Deuteronomy 10:4.

34:28 – How was Moses able to avoid eating and drinking for 40 days and nights? Who else in scripture is credited with doing this? How did He accomplish it? See Matthew 4:1-2 and Luke 4:1-2.

34:30 – Why were the people afraid of Moses radiant face?

34:33-35 – Did Moses cover his face so the people wouldn’t be afraid? Or so they wouldn’t see the radiance leaving him? See 2 Corinthians 3:7-18.

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

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