Category: Bible

Leviticus: How He Can Draw Near

We saw in Exodus that as God’s presence among his people increases so increases the reflection of his character in his people. The presence and nearness of the Lord is still in focus in Leviticus: Among those who are near me I will be sanctified … (Lev. 10:3) What is God doing for Abraham’s family…

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Exodus as Mirror Making

In yesterday’s post on Genesis, I tried to explain the contrast between Genesis 4 and the way the Abraham’s family treated each other toward the end of the book. God said that he was going to do something special with Abraham’s family, and you can see his work, at the very least, in the way…

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From Genesis 4 to Forgiveness

I read Genesis over the past two days. I don’t think I have ever read the book in such large chunks. I want to note a few things that stood out. First, the repetition — my goodness, the narrative is like an echo chamber of swirling similar events. Second, the slow down with Genesis 12…

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“I am” Encouragement

At the end of chapter 5, Moses lays out a very reasonable complaint to God. The situation of the Israelites has only become worse. As a result of Moses going to Pharaoh, their work has become exponentially harder, and no one is listening to him, neither Pharaoh nor the Israelites. God responds by telling Moses…

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