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Moses at The Burning Bush

Exodus 3:1–3:10
After 40 years of training in the courts of Pharaoh, Moses now is near the end of another 40 years of his life as a shepherd. Leading his father-in-law Jethro’s flock, in search of grasslands, Moses approached Mount Horeb in the desert of Sinai (v. 1).One day as he was out … Read more

Moses Becomes Israel’s Leader by Divine Appointment

Exodus 3:11–3:22
Today’s passage begins with Moses asking God, “Who am I (v. 11)?” This was because he didn’t feel qualified to be the leader of his people. He had just been a shepherd leading sheep. God tells Moses that he would be with him (v. 12). One with God is … Read more

The Early Days of Moses

Exodus 2:1–2:15
Moses is born (vv. 1-2). His parents kept him inside for three months but when they could no longer keep him hidden they placed him in a basket and placed him in the tall grass along the edge of the Nile river (v. 3). The baby’s older sister stood at a distance and watched to se … Read more

Moses Flees to Midian

Exodus 2:16–2:25
Moses comes to the aid and rescued seven girls that were the daughters of the priest of Midian, and had come to draw water (vv. 16-17). When Reuel, the father hears about this heroism of Moses he invites Moses to eat with them (vv. 18-20). Later Reuel gives one of the girls, Zipp … Read more

The Extermination of Children

Exodus 1:15–1:22
Satan certainly filled King Pharaoh’s heart with a very cruel plan of destroying the children of Israel. One day he called the Hebrew midwives, whose work it was to take care of the new- born babies and their mothers (v. 15). Pharaoh instructed them to kill all the Heb … Read more

Israel in Bondage

Exodus 1:1–1:14
Exodus records Israel’s birth as a nation. During their time in Egypt, one Hebrew family of seventy persons rapidly multiplies. This small group of people develops into an infant nation numbering between two and three million who God protects, feeds and nurtures. The key fi … Read more

The Lord’s Indictment Against Hypocrisy

Psalms 50:16–50:23
In the previous verses, we were told how dead works are judged. Now we are told how wickedness is judged (v. 16). The inadequacy of the old sacrificial system is especially shown by the list of sins given in these verses: 1. Hateful attitudes - (v. 17)2. Sharing with th … Read more

The Lord Came to Judge

Psalms 50:1–50:6
This is the first of twelve Psalms (50 and 73-83) thought to have been written by Asaph. Asaph was one of David’s three chief musicians appointed to be the choir director over the sacred choral services of Israel (I Chron. 16:15). He was selected by the Levites to lead the … Read more

The Lord’s Indictment Against Formalism

Psalms 50:7–50:15
This portion of Scripture deals with dead works. God makes it plain that He doesn’t need or really want sacrifice. His first requirement is integrity. Sacrifices only show a worshiper’s outward obedience. Even for Christians, it is often easier to do the outward … Read more

The Hope of The Righteous is Eternal

Psalms 49:16–49:20
The believer should not be intimidated or have any fear, no matter how unjust or how oppressive the rich man might be (v. 16). There is tendency for those who do not have much of this world’s goods to be intimidated by the wealthy who may portray a superiority (v. 17. It is … Read more

Observation of The Prosperity of The Wicked

Psalms 49:1–49:15
This Psalm is about poor rich people who have money, but that is all they have. The power of wealth only tends to make men proud and think they do not need God (vv. 1-2). The psalmist is determined to share with the world what God has taught him (vv. 3-4). His faith in God and Go … Read more

Jerusalem is Greatly to be Praised

Psalms 48:1–48:8
Church history would indicate that this Psalm was written to commemorate the defeat of Sennacherib and the powerful Assyrian army. In his pride and ambition, he had thought the conquest of Jerusalem was a foregone conclusion. However, he had failed to take into account that he was … Read more

The People Are Invited to Rejoice in God

Psalms 48:9–48:14
Keep in mind that when Hezekiah came to the throne the temple was in poor condition. Hezekiah’s father, King Ahaz, had defiled it by replacing the brazen altar of God with a heathen altar. When Hezekiah became king things changed because he loved God. The love of God change … Read more

The Lord Rules Over The Earth

Psalms 47:1–47:9
Do you know of any Christians or churches who look down on hand clapping in accompanying hymn singing? With this thought in mind we find an interesting commentary on the way God’s chosen people worshiped Him in olden times (v. 1). Is it possible that the worship service in many c … Read more