Daily Bible Study

@just4him (309659)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 13, 2024 6:31am CST
Day 86 – Second Chance Exodus 34:1 JEHOVAH said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. 2 Be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain. 3 No man will come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.” 4 He cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as JEHOVAH commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 Now JEHOVAH descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of JEHOVAH. 6 JEHOVAH passed before him and proclaimed, “JEHOVAH, the JEHOVAH El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” 8 Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. 9 Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Adonay, let my Adonay, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.” 10 He said, “Behold, I make a covenant. Before your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in the entire earth, nor in any nation; and the people among whom you are will see the work of JEHOVAH. For it is an awesome thing I will do with you. 11 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. 13 You will destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images 14 ‘(for you will worship no other elohiym, for JEHOVAH, whose name is Jealous (Qanna), is a jealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their elohiym and make sacrifice to their elohiym, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, 16 and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their elohiym and make your sons play the harlot with their elohiym. 17 You will make no molded elohiym for yourselves. 18 “The Feast of Unleavened Bread you will keep. Seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt. 19 “All that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep. 20 But the firstborn of a donkey you will redeem with a lamb. If you will not redeem him, then you will break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you will redeem. None will appear before Me empty-handed. 21 “Six days you will work, but on the seventh day you will rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22 “You will observe the Feast of Weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 Three times in the year all your men will appear before Adon, JEHOVAH Elohiym of Israel. 24 I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before JEHOVAH your Elohiym three times in the year. 25 “You will not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, nor will the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning. 26 “The first of the first fruits of your land you will bring to the house of JEHOVAH your Elohiym. You will not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.” 27 Then JEHOVAH said to Moses, “Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 He was there with JEHOVAH forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 When Aaron and the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them. 32 Afterward the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments everything JEHOVAH had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34 Whenever Moses went in before JEHOVAH to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. 35 Whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him. God’s name: JEHOVAH – Self-existent, Eternal Elohiym – Mighty God El – God Qanna – Jealous Adon – Sovereign Adonay – Sovereign Iesous – Jesus – Greek Theos – Mighty God – Greek Pneuma – Spirit, Breath God’s character: Merciful Gracious Long suffering Abounding in goodness and truth Forgiving Jealous Christos – Messiah, Anointed One – Greek How often do you get a second chance when you mess up? Do people cast you out and not allow you to be part of their group or project anymore, or do they give you a second chance to prove yourself? For most people, it’s the former. They cast you out and tell you never to come back. However, there are a few who will give you a second chance. JEHOVAH gave Moses a second chance. He told Moses to hew two tablets of stone and return to the top of Mount Sinai. Notice, JEHOVAH didn’t hew the stones as He did the first time. Moses hewed the tablets of stone and took them to the top of Mount Sinai. When Moses arrived at the top of Mount Sinai, JEHOVAH declared His name to him. When He did, Moses fell before Him and worshiped Him. Not only did JEHOVAH declare His name, but He also declared His character. JEHOVAH told him what kind of person He was: merciful, gracious, long suffering, forgiving, abounding in goodness and truth, and jealous. Not only did JEHOVAH declare His name as Jealous, but He also told Moses He was a jealous Elohiym. Each name JEHOVAH declared to Moses, showed another side of who Elohiym is. He is self-existent, eternal, Mighty God, sovereign. He is El and there is no other beside Him. When JEHOVAH finished telling Moses who He was, He then told Moses what the people were to do and when to present themselves before Him. JEHOVAH told him the men of Israel were never to appear before Elohiym empty-handed. They were to bring an offering with them three times a year on specific feast days: the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover, the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), and the Feast of Ingathering (harvest). When Moses returned to the people after forty days without food or water, the people couldn’t look at him because his face shone. They knew he had been with JEHOVAH. Do people know when you spend time with Elohiym? Do they see JEHOVAH’S character in you? Do you give them a second chance when they mess up? Are you quick to forgive? Paul told the churches of Philippi and Galatia what kind of people they were to be. Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christos Iesous, 6 who, being in the form of Theos, did not consider it robbery to be equal with Theos, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore, Theos also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name, which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Iesous every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Iesous Christos is Adonay, to the glory of Theos the Father. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Pneuma is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. When you display the mind of Christ, you declare that Jesus lives in you. When you display the gifts of the Spirit, you show the love God has for you. When you do, people will know you spend time with God—El, Elohiym, Adonay, JEHOVAH, and Qanna. He is jealous for you and wants you to know Him as the only Adonay in your life. Are you ready to make JEHOVAH your Lord, your Adonay? Let’s pray: Father, I am ready to commit myself to You. I want you to be sovereign over my life. I want nothing to stand in for You because You alone are holy. There is no other God beside You. When I meet with You, let me worship You as Moses did when You declared Your name to him. Let worship and praise come easily to my lips. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. Copyright © 13 April 2024 by Valerie Routhieaux The image belongs to me.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
14 Apr
I still need to work on my forgiveness. Have a blessed day.
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@just4him (309659)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
I need to as well. It's ongoing. Have a blessed day too. Thank you.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
16 Apr
@just4him Thank you very much. You're welcome.
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@just4him (309659)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
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