Yesterday, on September 24, 2014, I finished recording the entire book of Exodus aloud!
To see what I’ve been doing and why, here is my original post on recording the Bible: https://blonderj.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/rjs-1-new-years-resolution/
Two lessons I took away from the book of Exodus:
- People love to disregard “the God of the Old Testament,” but God is the same now as He was then. The God of Exodus is a personable God. He sounds like a righteously angry parent when He comes across sin. He delights in His children and spends time with them one on one. He makes us shine with His beauty.
- God doesn’t just use us in a spiritual, metaphysical sense. God uses our actual hands and feet and talents. He uses us in our jobs, even if they seem menial. God has great things planned out for us.
Favorite verses from Exodus:
- On purpose in life: “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 9:16
- On the truest love I have ever found: “So Moses went back to the Lord and said, ‘Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves god of gold. But now, please forgive their sin – but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.’” (I can’t imagine! ❤ ) 32:31
- On the Personhood of God and how He gets angry like we do about sin: “But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.” 33:3b
- On what to strive for in my relationship with the Lord: “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.” 33:11
- On how God likes to bless us when we want to know Him: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.’” 33:27
- On the radiance of a believer’s countenance: “(Moses) was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” 34:29b
- On how God uses our talents: “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – and He has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others.” 35:31, 34