Exodus

Exodus 33-35

Even though God is going forward with his plan, the Golden Calf incident was damaging.  Go back to Exodus 19

 “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,  you  will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

God is still going to fulfill  his unconditional Covenant he made with Abraham in Genesis 15,  BUT when God put the asterisk on the Covenant with the “IF“, well that’s damaged.  Now only one tribe will be the priesthood and set apart.  Which one?  The ONLY one that stood with Moses yesterday.  Levites (Tribe Levi).  (Ok, if you lived in my head you would run!  So if each tribe had a “class shirt” with a tribe logo….theirs would have the Minecraft Swords on them…between avenging Dinah’s rape in Shechem and the 3,000 at Mt. Sinia…)  Focus Szymanski….


Chapter 33: Breaking God’s Covenant resulted in the Israelites’ separation from fellowship with Him. It did not terminate their relationship with Him, but it did hinder their fellowship with Him.  Yesterday God was leading them, now he says in verse 2 that He will still fulfill the plan but an Angel will lead them.  (“Go to your room, I love you, but if I see your face I might kill you”, ever have that moment with someone??)  The tent of meeting is set up outside the camp showing  the distance that has been caused between God and his people.   The people immediately repent (agree with God that it is wrong and obey) by willingly giving up the “ornaments” that they had used in the rebellion.

You know I don’t talk application BUT think about how serious God takes the 2nd Commandment.  Search your heart.

So Moses is freaking out because until now he just followed God’s lead.  So he meets with God in the tent and pleads with him.  Like one friend to another:

13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”

Moses begs for God to pour into him since God won’t be leading.  I LOVE when Moses says “Remember”.  Not sure if you picked up on it, he does it all the time.  As if God needs reminding!

Then Moses says “Nope! I will not do this!  It is too big!  If you are not going I am not going”….and God says “Ok, I will go” in Verse 17.


Read the rest of the reading.  Look for all the small details that just a few weeks ago you would not have picked up on.  The fact that all the yarn is scarlet.  The wood is acacia.  The festivals.  If you have not been able to read everyday and have some questions, just ask.  We will fill you in ❤.

5 thoughts on “Exodus 33-35

  1. Patricia, thank you for being so faithful with your posts! My wife and I decided to do this together. It’s the first time in our marriage we have read the Bible together. We have enjoyed setting apart 15-25 minutes every evening to read the Bible, study your post, and pray together. Please keep it up!

    On Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 4:41 AM Reading the Bible in a Year-2020 wrote:

    > Patricia posted: ” Click here to read Click here to listen Even though God > is going forward with his plan, the Golden Calf incident was damaging. Go > back to Exodus 19 “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob > and what you are to tell the people” >

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  2. Something that really stood out to me in this reading was how the people would stand and worship at the entrance of their tent while Moses was at the Tent of Meeting with God.
    I really loved this. To me it’s almost like they are starting to understand the relationship Moses has with God and how important it is to them as a whole.

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  3. I love how it says God talked to Moses face to face, as one talks to a friend. This is a verse we should refer to when explaining prayer to people.

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