Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

22 June 2018 Verse of the Day

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  (Romans 8:31 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Golden Calf
Exo 32:1
  When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 
Exo 32:2  Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 
Exo 32:3  So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 
Exo 32:4  He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 
Exo 32:5  When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD.” 
Exo 32:6  So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry. 
Exo 32:7  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 
Exo 32:8  They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ 
Exo 32:9  “I have seen these people,” the LORD said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. 
Exo 32:10  Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” 
Exo 32:11  But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 
Exo 32:12  Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. 
Exo 32:13  Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'” 
Exo 32:14  Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. 
Exo 32:15  Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 
Exo 32:16  The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 
Exo 32:17  When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp.” 
Exo 32:18  Moses replied: “It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear.” 
Exo 32:19  When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 
Exo 32:20  And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. 
Exo 32:21  He said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?” 
Exo 32:22  “Do not be angry, my lord,” Aaron answered. “You know how prone these people are to evil. 
Exo 32:23  They said to me, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’ 
Exo 32:24  So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’ Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!” 
Exo 32:25  Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. 
Exo 32:26  So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me.” And all the Levites rallied to him. 
Exo 32:27  Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.'” 
Exo 32:28  The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. 
Exo 32:29  Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.” 
Exo 32:30  The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 
Exo 32:31  So Moses went back to the LORD and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 
Exo 32:32  But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.” 
Exo 32:33  The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 
Exo 32:34  Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 
Exo 32:35  And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made. 

The Command to Leave Sinai
Exo 33:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ 
Exo 33:2  I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 
Exo 33:3  Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.” 
Exo 33:4  When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments. 
Exo 33:5  For the LORD had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.'” 
Exo 33:6  So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb. 
The Tent of Meeting
Exo 33:7  Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 
Exo 33:8  And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 
Exo 33:9  As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. 
Exo 33:10  Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. 
Exo 33:11  The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. 
Moses’ Intercession
Exo 33:12  Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 
Exo 33:13  If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 
Exo 33:14  The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 
Exo 33:15  Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 
Exo 33:16  How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” 
Exo 33:17  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.” 
Exo 33:18  Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 
Exo 33:19  And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 
Exo 33:20  But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” 
Exo 33:21  Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 
Exo 33:22  When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 
Exo 33:23  Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.” (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



21 June 2018 Verse of the Day

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!  (Amos 5:24 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Altar of Incense
Exo 30:1
  “Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense. 
Exo 30:2  It is to be square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high—its horns of one piece with it. 
Exo 30:3  Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 30:4  Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it. 
Exo 30:5  Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 
Exo 30:6  Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law—before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law—where I will meet with you. 
Exo 30:7  “Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps. 
Exo 30:8  He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the LORD for the generations to come. 
Exo 30:9  Do not offer on this altar any other incense or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it. 
Exo 30:10  Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the LORD.” 
The Census Tax
Exo 30:11  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:12  “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. 
Exo 30:13  Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD. 
Exo 30:14  All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD. 
Exo 30:15  The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives. 
Exo 30:16  Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, making atonement for your lives.” 
The Bronze Basin
Exo 30:17  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:18  “Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 
Exo 30:19  Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it. 
Exo 30:20  Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the LORD, 
Exo 30:21  they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come.” 
The Anointing Oil and Incense
Exo 30:22  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 30:23  “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 
Exo 30:24  500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. 
Exo 30:25  Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. 
Exo 30:26  Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 
Exo 30:27  the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, 
Exo 30:28  the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. 
Exo 30:29  You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. 
Exo 30:30  “Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 30:31  Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. 
Exo 30:32  Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. 
Exo 30:33  Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.'” 
Exo 30:34  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, 
Exo 30:35  and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. 
Exo 30:36  Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. 
Exo 30:37  Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD. 
Exo 30:38  Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.” 

Oholiab and Bezalel
Exo 31:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 31:2  “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 
Exo 31:3  and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 
Exo 31:4  to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 
Exo 31:5  to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. 
Exo 31:6  Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: 
Exo 31:7  the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— 
Exo 31:8  the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, 
Exo 31:9  the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand— 
Exo 31:10  and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, 
Exo 31:11  and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.” 
The Sabbath
Exo 31:12  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 31:13  “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. 
Exo 31:14  “‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people. 
Exo 31:15  For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death. 
Exo 31:16  The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. 
Exo 31:17  It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'” 
Exo 31:18  When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



20 June 2018 Verse of the Day

I and the Father are one.  (John 10:30 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Priests’ Garments
Exo 28:1
  “Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:2  Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor. 
Exo 28:3  Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest. 
Exo 28:4  These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:5  Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen. 
Exo 28:6  “Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen—the work of skilled hands. 
Exo 28:7  It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened. 
Exo 28:8  Its skillfully woven waistband is to be like it—of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen. 
Exo 28:9  “Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel 
Exo 28:10  in the order of their birth—six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. 
Exo 28:11  Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in gold filigree settings 
Exo 28:12  and fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the LORD. 
Exo 28:13  Make gold filigree settings 
Exo 28:14  and two braided chains of pure gold, like a rope, and attach the chains to the settings. 
Exo 28:15  “Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions—the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 
Exo 28:16  It is to be square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 
Exo 28:17  Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 
Exo 28:18  the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 
Exo 28:19  the third row shall be jacinth, agate and amethyst; 
Exo 28:20  the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx and jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. 
Exo 28:21  There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 
Exo 28:22  “For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope. 
Exo 28:23  Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece. 
Exo 28:24  Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece, 
Exo 28:25  and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front. 
Exo 28:26  Make two gold rings and attach them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod. 
Exo 28:27  Make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod. 
Exo 28:28  The rings of the breastpiece are to be tied to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband, so that the breastpiece will not swing out from the ephod. 
Exo 28:29  “Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD. 
Exo 28:30  Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD. 
Exo 28:31  “Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, 
Exo 28:32  with an opening for the head in its center. There shall be a woven edge like a collar around this opening, so that it will not tear. 
Exo 28:33  Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. 
Exo 28:34  The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe. 
Exo 28:35  Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he will not die. 
Exo 28:36  “Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 
Exo 28:37  Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban; it is to be on the front of the turban. 
Exo 28:38  It will be on Aaron’s forehead, and he will bear the guilt involved in the sacred gifts the Israelites consecrate, whatever their gifts may be. It will be on Aaron’s forehead continually so that they will be acceptable to the LORD. 
Exo 28:39  “Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer. 
Exo 28:40  Make tunics, sashes and caps for Aaron’s sons to give them dignity and honor. 
Exo 28:41  After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 
Exo 28:42  “Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh. 
Exo 28:43  Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die. “This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants. 

Consecration of the Priests
Exo 29:1
  “This is what you are to do to consecrate them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect. 
Exo 29:2  And from the finest wheat flour make round loaves without yeast, thick loaves without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, and thin loaves without yeast and brushed with olive oil. 
Exo 29:3  Put them in a basket and present them along with the bull and the two rams. 
Exo 29:4  Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 
Exo 29:5  Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband. 
Exo 29:6  Put the turban on his head and attach the sacred emblem to the turban. 
Exo 29:7  Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head. 
Exo 29:8  Bring his sons and dress them in tunics 
Exo 29:9  and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance. “Then you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. 
Exo 29:10  “Bring the bull to the front of the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:11  Slaughter it in the LORD’s presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 
Exo 29:12  Take some of the bull’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar. 
Exo 29:13  Then take all the fat on the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and both kidneys with the fat on them, and burn them on the altar. 
Exo 29:14  But burn the bull’s flesh and its hide and its intestines outside the camp. It is a sin offering. 
Exo 29:15  “Take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:16  Slaughter it and take the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar. 
Exo 29:17  Cut the ram into pieces and wash the internal organs and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces. 
Exo 29:18  Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:19  “Take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 
Exo 29:20  Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then splash blood against the sides of the altar. 
Exo 29:21  And take some blood from the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his sons and their garments will be consecrated. 
Exo 29:22  “Take from this ram the fat, the fat tail, the fat on the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, both kidneys with the fat on them, and the right thigh. (This is the ram for the ordination.) 
Exo 29:23  From the basket of bread made without yeast, which is before the LORD, take one round loaf, one thick loaf with olive oil mixed in, and one thin loaf. 
Exo 29:24  Put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and have them wave them before the LORD as a wave offering. 
Exo 29:25  Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar along with the burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to the LORD, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:26  After you take the breast of the ram for Aaron’s ordination, wave it before the LORD as a wave offering, and it will be your share. 
Exo 29:27  “Consecrate those parts of the ordination ram that belong to Aaron and his sons: the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. 
Exo 29:28  This is always to be the perpetual share from the Israelites for Aaron and his sons. It is the contribution the Israelites are to make to the LORD from their fellowship offerings. 
Exo 29:29  “Aaron’s sacred garments will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them. 
Exo 29:30  The son who succeeds him as priest and comes to the tent of meeting to minister in the Holy Place is to wear them seven days. 
Exo 29:31  “Take the ram for the ordination and cook the meat in a sacred place. 
Exo 29:32  At the entrance to the tent of meeting, Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket. 
Exo 29:33  They are to eat these offerings by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no one else may eat them, because they are sacred. 
Exo 29:34  And if any of the meat of the ordination ram or any bread is left over till morning, burn it up. It must not be eaten, because it is sacred. 
Exo 29:35  “Do for Aaron and his sons everything I have commanded you, taking seven days to ordain them. 
Exo 29:36  Sacrifice a bull each day as a sin offering to make atonement. Purify the altar by making atonement for it, and anoint it to consecrate it. 
Exo 29:37  For seven days make atonement for the altar and consecrate it. Then the altar will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy. 
Exo 29:38  “This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. 
Exo 29:39  Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight. 
Exo 29:40  With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 
Exo 29:41  Sacrifice the other lamb at twilight with the same grain offering and its drink offering as in the morning—a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD. 
Exo 29:42  “For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you; 
Exo 29:43  there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory. 
Exo 29:44  “So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. 
Exo 29:45  Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. 
Exo 29:46  They will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



19 June 2018 Verse of the Day

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  (John 10:29 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Tabernacle
Exo 26:1
  “Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker. 
Exo 26:2  All the curtains are to be the same size—twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 26:3  Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five. 
Exo 26:4  Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 26:5  Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. 
Exo 26:6  Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit. 
Exo 26:7  “Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether. 
Exo 26:8  All eleven curtains are to be the same size—thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. 
Exo 26:9  Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. 
Exo 26:10  Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. 
Exo 26:11  Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit. 
Exo 26:12  As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:13  The tent curtains will be a cubit longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it. 
Exo 26:14  Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather. 
Exo 26:15  “Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:16  Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide, 
Exo 26:17  with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. 
Exo 26:18  Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle 
Exo 26:19  and make forty silver bases to go under them—two bases for each frame, one under each projection. 
Exo 26:20  For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames 
Exo 26:21  and forty silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 26:22  Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, 
Exo 26:23  and make two frames for the corners at the far end. 
Exo 26:24  At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that. 
Exo 26:25  So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases—two under each frame. 
Exo 26:26  “Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, 
Exo 26:27  five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. 
Exo 26:28  The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames. 
Exo 26:29  Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold. 
Exo 26:30  “Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain. 
Exo 26:31  “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. 
Exo 26:32  Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases. 
Exo 26:33  Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. 
Exo 26:34  Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place. 
Exo 26:35  Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side. 
Exo 26:36  “For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer. 
Exo 26:37  Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them. 

The Bronze Altar
Exo 27:1
  “Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide. 
Exo 27:2  Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze. 
Exo 27:3  Make all its utensils of bronze—its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. 
Exo 27:4  Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network. 
Exo 27:5  Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar. 
Exo 27:6  Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. 
Exo 27:7  The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried. 
Exo 27:8  Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain. 
The Court of the Tabernacle
Exo 27:9  “Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen, 
Exo 27:10  with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 27:11  The north side shall also be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains, with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 
Exo 27:12  “The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubits wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases. 
Exo 27:13  On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide. 
Exo 27:14  Curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases, 
Exo 27:15  and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases. 
Exo 27:16  “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases. 
Exo 27:17  All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases. 
Exo 27:18  The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide, with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits high, and with bronze bases. 
Exo 27:19  All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze. 
Oil for the Lamp
Exo 27:20  “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. 
Exo 27:21  In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



18 June 2018 Verse of the Day

18 June 2018 Verse of the Day
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.  (John 10:28 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Covenant Confirmed
Exo 24:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance, 
Exo 24:2  but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him.” 
Exo 24:3  When Moses went and told the people all the LORD’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” 
Exo 24:4  Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. 
Exo 24:5  Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD. 
Exo 24:6  Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he splashed against the altar. 
Exo 24:7  Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey.” 
Exo 24:8  Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” 
Exo 24:9  Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 
Exo 24:10  and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky. 
Exo 24:11  But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank. 
Exo 24:12  The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.” 
Exo 24:13  Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. 
Exo 24:14  He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.” 
Exo 24:15  When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 
Exo 24:16  and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud. 
Exo 24:17  To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 
Exo 24:18  Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. 

Contributions for the Sanctuary
Exo 25:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 25:2  “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give. 
Exo 25:3  These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; 
Exo 25:4  blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 
Exo 25:5  ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 
Exo 25:6  olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 
Exo 25:7  and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 
Exo 25:8  “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. 
Exo 25:9  Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. 
The Ark of the Covenant
Exo 25:10  “Have them make an ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 25:11  Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 25:12  Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 
Exo 25:13  Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 
Exo 25:14  Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. 
Exo 25:15  The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed. 
Exo 25:16  Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you. 
Exo 25:17  “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 
Exo 25:18  And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 
Exo 25:19  Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 
Exo 25:20  The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. 
Exo 25:21  Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you. 
Exo 25:22  There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites. 
The Table for Bread
Exo 25:23  “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. 
Exo 25:24  Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 
Exo 25:25  Also make around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 
Exo 25:26  Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 
Exo 25:27  The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 
Exo 25:28  Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. 
Exo 25:29  And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings. 
Exo 25:30  Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times. 
The Golden Lampstand
Exo 25:31  “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 
Exo 25:32  Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 
Exo 25:33  Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 
Exo 25:34  And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 
Exo 25:35  One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 
Exo 25:36  The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. 
Exo 25:37  “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 
Exo 25:38  Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 
Exo 25:39  A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 
Exo 25:40  See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



17 June 2018 Verse of the Day

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;  (John 10:27 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Exo 22:1  “Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. 
Exo 22:2  “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; 
Exo 22:3  but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed. “Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft. 
Exo 22:4  If the stolen animal is found alive in their possession—whether ox or donkey or sheep—they must pay back double. 
Exo 22:5  “If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else’s field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard. 
Exo 22:6  “If a fire breaks out and spreads into thornbushes so that it burns shocks of grain or standing grain or the whole field, the one who started the fire must make restitution. 
Exo 22:7  “If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double. 
Exo 22:8  But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges, and they must determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person’s property. 
Exo 22:9  In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, ‘This is mine,’ both parties are to bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges declare guilty must pay back double to the other. 
Exo 22:10  “If anyone gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to their neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking, 
Exo 22:11  the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person’s property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required. 
Exo 22:12  But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, restitution must be made to the owner. 
Exo 22:13  If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, the neighbor shall bring in the remains as evidence and shall not be required to pay for the torn animal. 
Exo 22:14  “If anyone borrows an animal from their neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, they must make restitution. 
Exo 22:15  But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss. 
Laws About Social Justice
Exo 22:16  “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. 
Exo 22:17  If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins. 
Exo 22:18  “Do not allow a sorceress to live. 
Exo 22:19  “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death. 
Exo 22:20  “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed. 
Exo 22:21  “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. 
Exo 22:22  “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. 
Exo 22:23  If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 
Exo 22:24  My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless. 
Exo 22:25  “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest. 
Exo 22:26  If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, 
Exo 22:27  because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate. 
Exo 22:28  “Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people. 
Exo 22:29  “Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. “You must give me the firstborn of your sons. 
Exo 22:30  Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day. 
Exo 22:31  “You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs. 

Exo 23:1  “Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness. 
Exo 23:2  “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, 
Exo 23:3  and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit. 
Exo 23:4  “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it. 
Exo 23:5  If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it. 
Exo 23:6  “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 
Exo 23:7  Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty. 
Exo 23:8  “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent. 
Exo 23:9  “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. 
Laws About the Sabbath and Festivals
Exo 23:10  “For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, 
Exo 23:11  but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. 
Exo 23:12  “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed. 
Exo 23:13  “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips. 
Exo 23:14  “Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me. 
Exo 23:15  “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed. 
Exo 23:16  “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field. 
Exo 23:17  “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD. 
Exo 23:18  “Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast. “The fat of my festival offerings must not be kept until morning. 
Exo 23:19  “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. “Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk. 
Conquest of Canaan Promised
Exo 23:20  “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 
Exo 23:21  Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. 
Exo 23:22  If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. 
Exo 23:23  My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out. 
Exo 23:24  Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. 
Exo 23:25  Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 
Exo 23:26  and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. 
Exo 23:27  “I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. 
Exo 23:28  I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way. 
Exo 23:29  But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. 
Exo 23:30  Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land. 
Exo 23:31  “I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you. 
Exo 23:32  Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods. 
Exo 23:33  Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 June 2018 Verse of the Day

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  (1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Ten Commandments
Exo 20:1
  And God spoke all these words: 
Exo 20:2  “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 
Exo 20:3  “You shall have no other gods before me. 
Exo 20:4  “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 
Exo 20:5  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 
Exo 20:6  but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 
Exo 20:7  “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. 
Exo 20:8  “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 
Exo 20:9  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 
Exo 20:10  but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 
Exo 20:11  For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 
Exo 20:12  “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. 
Exo 20:13  “You shall not murder. 
Exo 20:14  “You shall not commit adultery. 
Exo 20:15  “You shall not steal. 
Exo 20:16  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 
Exo 20:17  “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” 
Exo 20:18  When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 
Exo 20:19  and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.” 
Exo 20:20  Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” 
Exo 20:21  The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. 
Laws About Altars
Exo 20:22  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 
Exo 20:23  Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. 
Exo 20:24  “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. 
Exo 20:25  If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it. 
Exo 20:26  And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’ 

Laws About Slaves
Exo 21:1
  “These are the laws you are to set before them: 
Exo 21:2  “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. 
Exo 21:3  If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. 
Exo 21:4  If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free. 
Exo 21:5  “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ 
Exo 21:6  then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life. 
Exo 21:7  “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. 
Exo 21:8  If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. 
Exo 21:9  If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. 
Exo 21:10  If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. 
Exo 21:11  If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money. 
Exo 21:12  “Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death. 
Exo 21:13  However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place I will designate. 
Exo 21:14  But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death. 
Exo 21:15  “Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death. 
Exo 21:16  “Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession. 
Exo 21:17  “Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. 
Exo 21:18  “If people quarrel and one person hits another with a stone or with their fist and the victim does not die but is confined to bed, 
Exo 21:19  the one who struck the blow will not be held liable if the other can get up and walk around outside with a staff; however, the guilty party must pay the injured person for any loss of time and see that the victim is completely healed. 
Exo 21:20  “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 
Exo 21:21  but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property. 
Exo 21:22  “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 
Exo 21:23  But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 
Exo 21:24  eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 
Exo 21:25  burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. 
Exo 21:26  “An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. 
Exo 21:27  And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth. 
Exo 21:28  “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible. 
Exo 21:29  If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death. 
Exo 21:30  However, if payment is demanded, the owner may redeem his life by the payment of whatever is demanded. 
Exo 21:31  This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter. 
Exo 21:32  If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull is to be stoned to death. 
Laws About Restitution
Exo 21:33  “If anyone uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 
Exo 21:34  the one who opened the pit must pay the owner for the loss and take the dead animal in exchange. 
Exo 21:35  “If anyone’s bull injures someone else’s bull and it dies, the two parties are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally. 
Exo 21:36  However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up, the owner must pay, animal for animal, and take the dead animal in exchange.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 June 2018 Verse of the Day

But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20 NASB)

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Jethro’s Advice
Exo 18:1
  Now Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses, heard of everything God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 
Exo 18:2  After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her 
Exo 18:3  and her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land”; 
Exo 18:4  and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.” 
Exo 18:5  Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, together with Moses’ sons and wife, came to him in the wilderness, where he was camped near the mountain of God. 
Exo 18:6  Jethro had sent word to him, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.” 
Exo 18:7  So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent. 
Exo 18:8  Moses told his father-in-law about everything the LORD had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel’s sake and about all the hardships they had met along the way and how the LORD had saved them. 
Exo 18:9  Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things the LORD had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians. 
Exo 18:10  He said, “Praise be to the LORD, who rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians and of Pharaoh, and who rescued the people from the hand of the Egyptians. 
Exo 18:11  Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly.” 
Exo 18:12  Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and other sacrifices to God, and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat a meal with Moses’ father-in-law in the presence of God. 
Exo 18:13  The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. 
Exo 18:14  When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” 
Exo 18:15  Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. 
Exo 18:16  Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” 
Exo 18:17  Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. 
Exo 18:18  You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. 
Exo 18:19  Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. 
Exo 18:20  Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. 
Exo 18:21  But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 
Exo 18:22  Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. 
Exo 18:23  If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” 
Exo 18:24  Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. 
Exo 18:25  He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 
Exo 18:26  They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves. 
Exo 18:27  Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and Jethro returned to his own country. 

Israel at Mount Sinai
Exo 19:1
  On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. 
Exo 19:2  After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. 
Exo 19:3  Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 
Exo 19:4  ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 
Exo 19:5  Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 
Exo 19:6  you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” 
Exo 19:7  So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the LORD had commanded him to speak. 
Exo 19:8  The people all responded together, “We will do everything the LORD has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD. 
Exo 19:9  The LORD said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.” Then Moses told the LORD what the people had said. 
Exo 19:10  And the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes 
Exo 19:11  and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 
Exo 19:12  Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death. 
Exo 19:13  They are to be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on them. No person or animal shall be permitted to live.’ Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.” 
Exo 19:14  After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes. 
Exo 19:15  Then he said to the people, “Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations.” 
Exo 19:16  On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. 
Exo 19:17  Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 
Exo 19:18  Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 
Exo 19:19  As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. 
Exo 19:20  The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up 
Exo 19:21  and the LORD said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish. 
Exo 19:22  Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them.” 
Exo 19:23  Moses said to the LORD, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, ‘Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.'” 
Exo 19:24  The LORD replied, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them.” 
Exo 19:25  So Moses went down to the people and told them.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 June 2018 Verse of the Day

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.  (Proverbs 31:30 NASB)

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Bread from Heaven
Exo 16:1
  The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 
Exo 16:2  In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 
Exo 16:3  The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 
Exo 16:4  Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 
Exo 16:5  On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 
Exo 16:6  So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, 
Exo 16:7  and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 
Exo 16:8  Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” 
Exo 16:9  Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.'” 
Exo 16:10  While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. 
Exo 16:11  The LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 16:12  “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.'” 
Exo 16:13  That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 
Exo 16:14  When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 
Exo 16:15  When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat. 
Exo 16:16  This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.'” 
Exo 16:17  The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 
Exo 16:18  And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed. 
Exo 16:19  Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” 
Exo 16:20  However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them. 
Exo 16:21  Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. 
Exo 16:22  On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much—two omers for each person—and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses. 
Exo 16:23  He said to them, “This is what the LORD commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of sabbath rest, a holy sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.'” 
Exo 16:24  So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. 
Exo 16:25  “Eat it today,” Moses said, “because today is a sabbath to the LORD. You will not find any of it on the ground today. 
Exo 16:26  Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any.” 
Exo 16:27  Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 
Exo 16:28  Then the LORD said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? 
Exo 16:29  Bear in mind that the LORD has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where they are on the seventh day; no one is to go out.” 
Exo 16:30  So the people rested on the seventh day. 
Exo 16:31  The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 
Exo 16:32  Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.'” 
Exo 16:33  So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the LORD to be kept for the generations to come.” 
Exo 16:34  As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved. 
Exo 16:35  The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. 
Exo 16:36  (An omer is one-tenth of an ephah.) 

Water from the Rock
Exo 17:1
  The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 
Exo 17:2  So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?” 
Exo 17:3  But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” 
Exo 17:4  Then Moses cried out to the LORD, “What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 
Exo 17:5  The LORD answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 
Exo 17:6  I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. 
Exo 17:7  And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” 
Israel Defeats Amalek
Exo 17:8  The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 
Exo 17:9  Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” 
Exo 17:10  So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 
Exo 17:11  As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 
Exo 17:12  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 
Exo 17:13  So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. 
Exo 17:14  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.” 
Exo 17:15  Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 
Exo 17:16  He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 June 2018 Verse of the Day

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.  (1 Chronicles 28:9 NASB)

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Crossing the Red Sea
Exo 14:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 14:2  “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 
Exo 14:3  Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 
Exo 14:4  And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did this. 
Exo 14:5  When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!” 
Exo 14:6  So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him. 
Exo 14:7  He took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them. 
Exo 14:8  The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he pursued the Israelites, who were marching out boldly. 
Exo 14:9  The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon. 
Exo 14:10  As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 
Exo 14:11  They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 
Exo 14:12  Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” 
Exo 14:13  Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 
Exo 14:14  The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 
Exo 14:15  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 
Exo 14:16  Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. 
Exo 14:17  I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 
Exo 14:18  The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.” 
Exo 14:19  Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 
Exo 14:20  coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. 
Exo 14:21  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 
Exo 14:22  and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 
Exo 14:23  The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. 
Exo 14:24  During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 
Exo 14:25  He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.” 
Exo 14:26  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 
Exo 14:27  Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the LORD swept them into the sea. 
Exo 14:28  The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. 
Exo 14:29  But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 
Exo 14:30  That day the LORD saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 
Exo 14:31  And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. 

The Song of Moses
Exo 15:1
  Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. 
Exo 15:2  “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 
Exo 15:3  The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. 
Exo 15:4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. 
Exo 15:5  The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. 
Exo 15:6  Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy. 
Exo 15:7  “In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. 
Exo 15:8  By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea. 
Exo 15:9  The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’ 
Exo 15:10  But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 
Exo 15:11  Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? 
Exo 15:12  “You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies. 
Exo 15:13  In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. 
Exo 15:14  The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia. 
Exo 15:15  The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away; 
Exo 15:16  terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by. 
Exo 15:17  You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established. 
Exo 15:18  “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.” 
Exo 15:19  When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. 
Exo 15:20  Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. 
Exo 15:21  Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” 
Bitter Water Made Sweet
Exo 15:22  Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. 
Exo 15:23  When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) 
Exo 15:24  So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” 
Exo 15:25  Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the LORD issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test. 
Exo 15:26  He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” 
Exo 15:27  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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