Exodus and Jesus

Exodus 34-40 It’s all so brilliant and divinely tied up together. Jesus is the Ultimate everything in this story. God saves us through the work of Jesus, through Jesus’ exodus – His cross, His resurrection, and His ascension, His exit of this world into the Promised Land. We, by faith, trust Jesus and follow Him. By faith we are saved. Once God saves, we follow Jesus through obedience. The great dance of enjoying God and being loved by God shows…

What You Were Made For

Exodus 32-34 Enjoying God glorifies God. Why? Because enjoying God is enjoying a person. It’s choosing and living for and delighting in the person and presence of God – not what He gives, not His blessing, not stuff, but Him. The idea of enjoying or glorifying is intensely relational. In the beginning, people had the presence of God. We had life. We enjoyed God and His glory. And we lost this because of sin. This is what Jesus came to…


Exodus 30:11-31:17 The Tabernacle and the entire sacrificial system showed the people that God loved them and wanted to be with them. But it showed them that He was not like them. One man, one day a year, in great dread represented all Israel to God. But the beauty of the story is that one man, one day a year, in great dread, represented all of Israel to God all because God Himself made a way. God does the work…


Exodus 25-27 The most essential thing about us is that we were made to be with God. Everything we need – purpose, acceptance, relationship, dignity, meaning, hope security, peace, pleasure – every deep human longing we have was made to be satisfied in the presence of God. And the beauty of it is that God wants to satisfy us with His presence. 


Exodus 23:20-24:18 I read these stories in the Bible, and they remind me that this life we live with God is all grace. It’s all a gift. We marvel at how Israel missed this grace. But how easy is it for us to do the same thing with Jesus and the life of grace we live? There is simply nothing in our lives that we have or will possess that we haven’t been given. I dare you to mention one…
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