Thursday, February 11, 2010

February Eleven

Please pray for me that I catch up soon. I am losing time with God because I am concentrating on bringing all the handwritten on screen instead of the study. :(

The Calf of Gold/Exodus 32:1-29
How can these people turh from God after God did all of this for them?
Did the tablets break? 19 When they came near the camp, Moses saw the calf and the dancing, and he burned with anger. He threw the stone tablets to the ground, smashing them at the foot of the mountain.
(after reading again, it does say smashing,oops)
How is this not murder 27 Moses told them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Each of you, take your swords and go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other. Kill everyone—even your brothers, friends, and neighbors.” 28 The Levites obeyed Moses’ command, and about 3,000 people died that day.

Moses Intercedes for Israel/Exodus 32:30-33:11
What kind of plague? 35 Then the Lord sent a great plague upon the people because they had worshiped the calf Aaron had made.

Moses sees the Lord's Glory/Exodus 33:12-23
What is meant by the word "favor" in 13 If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people.” I started a book by Joel Osteen,I stopped quickly because I got a creepy feeling from his on going use of the word "favor". Also on the subject please let me know what you think of ?

A new copy of the covenant/Exodus 34:1-35
Is this still true????? 7 I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations.[k]
I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin.
But I do not excuse the guilty.
I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren;
the entire family is affected—
even children in the third and fourth generations.”
Will we be punished for things that happened in the past???
This is one of my husbands struggles: 14 You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you. He asks how a perfect God a jealous God.
God considers worshiping idols as adultery? 16 Then you will accept their daughters, who sacrifice to other gods, as wives for your sons. And they will seduce your sons to commit adultery against me by worshiping other gods
What does this mean???? 26 “As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the Lord your God.

“You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
...not cook a young goat in it's mother's milk?????
Did Moses' face stay this way??? 35 and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the Lord