Saturday, February 6, 2010

February Six

Good morning.
So excited to see life after Pharaoh!!

Manna and Quail from Heaven
God does provide. I have lost my job in April 2008. I was terrified but God has completely provided. In amazing ways. I would think there is no way to get more money when I needed more and I would get a letter in the mail stating I overpaid or they collected to much, and other ways. Also God has giving me ultimate resources to make what He has provided go ALONG way. He is just amazing.
I did not know Manna meant "what is it?

Water from the rock

Israel defeats the Amalekites

In Exodus 17:16b ...The Lord will be at war with Amalek generation after genration." Who is Amalek today? Are they still at war????

Jetro's visit to Moses
Was Jethro a believer? Was the burnt offering a first for Jethro?

Jethro's wise advise
God tells us to seek counsel from our parents. As well as making sure it is right with God as well. I like this example

The Lord reveals himeself at Sinai
I have a question? The Lord told Moses what to tell the people in Exodus 19:10-13 Moses told the Lord what the people had said. 10 Then the Lord told Moses, “Go down and prepare the people for my arrival. Consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothing. 11 Be sure they are ready on the third day, for on that day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch. 12 Mark off a boundary all around the mountain. Warn the people, ‘Be careful! Do not go up on the mountain or even touch its boundaries. Anyone who touches the mountain will certainly be put to death. 13 No hand may touch the person or animal that crosses the boundary; instead, stone them or shoot them with arrows. They must be put to death.’ However, when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, then the people may go up on the mountain.[b]” but he adds sexual intercourse in Exodus 10:14 14 So Moses went down to the people. He consecrated them for worship, and they washed their clothes. 15 He told them, “Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse.” Why??? I thought this is a gift from God? Is it just a form of fasting?? WOW This must have been an amazing sight for the people.

I can not wait for tomorow's study for the Ten Commandments. I have never read these (well not from a bible. you know what I mean...) So am really excited.


Mills Memories said...

Manna is "bread from Heaven". It was a small wafer like bread that was sweet like honey. It would rain down in the morning and then it was collected by the Israelites. They were only to take that they needed for that day. This would show they trusted in God to provide for their needs. Any extra that was collected would rot by the next day.

From David Guzik's commentary -
Because of God's strong command to battle against Amalek until they are completely conquered, many see the Amalekites as a picture of our flesh - which constantly battles against the spirit and must be struggled against until completely conquered (Galatians 5:17).
Israel later disobeyed this command to constantly war against Amalek in the days of Saul. This was the primary act of disobedience that cost Saul the throne (1 Samuel 15:2-9 and 1 Samuel 28:18).

Why??? I thought this is a gift from God? Is it just a form of fasting?? -
In this situation, God wanted the people to demonstrate their desire for purity by putting on clean clothes and restraining the flesh.
- so yes, it was kind of like fasting. :)

Mommy Melback said...

Thank you Thank you!! The Amalek pictured as our flesh does kinda make sense.
Thanks for all your wonderful insight chickey!
Great childrens bible study today. You are gifted.