Exodus Devotional Commentary

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Exodus 1:5

Exodus 1:5

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were the three original patriarchs of the Jewish nation, and their history began when Abram was called by God, to leave the Ur of the Chaldees, and to go into a land which God would show him.

The genealogy of Abraham, and the ongoing history of his descendants, continues into Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, and can be tracked throughout the writings of holy men of God, whom the Lord used to pen the Old Testament read more...

Exodus 3:2

Exodus 3:2

The Lord prepared Moses for 80 years before he was used of God to lead the people of Israel out of Egyptian slavery and across the Red Sea, on their journey to the promised land. His first 40 years were living as a prince in the palaces of Pharaoh, while he spent the next 4 decades herding sheep for his father-in-law Jethro, in the land of Midian.

God not only raised Moses but trained and prepared him to lead His people read more...

Exodus 3:12

Exodus 3:12

Having spent 40 years since leaving Egypt, Moses, who had been raised in Egyptian palaces and who formerly enjoyed all the benefits the world could offer, had become insignificant in his own eyes and felt insufficient for the work that God had called him to do. God ordained that Moses would bring His people Israel out of Egypt, and yet Moses felt ill-equipped to fulfil this mighty task. HOWEVER, God in His grace reminded Moses of an eternal truth - a promise to all read more...

Exodus 3:14

Exodus 3:14

God had revealed Himself to Adam; to Enoch; to Noah, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.. and to many other people, before Moses had his historic meeting with the God of Israel at Mount Sinai.

To Adam He was the triune creator Elohim. To Hagar He was the God who sees me. Abraham discovered Him to be the everlasting God and his gracious Provider, while He unveiled Himself to Jacob as - God: the God of Israel.

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Exodus 4:11

Exodus 4:11

Moses was from the Levitical line from Jacob, and was called to be God's great prophet to Israel. He was the one who led the children of Israel out of Egypt and became the nation's renowned Lawgiver, at eighty years of age! Kept in social isolation for half his life, he was in the despised vocation of sheep-herder, and lived in the parched, arid wilderness, where his self-will was broken.

It was here that the fiery flame of the read more...

Exodus 9:20

Exodus 9:20

The theme of Exodus is redemption and the founding of Israel. Half of the book details the birth and commissioning of Moses and his return to Egypt, following His 40 years' sojourn as a shepherd in Midian. It describes his confrontations with Pharaoh; the ten terrible plagues that challenged the ten gods of Egypt; Israel's first Passover meal; their exodus from Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea.

Pharaoh's repeated refusal to read more...

Exodus 14:13

Exodus 14:13

The Children of Israel joyfully marched out of Egypt because they had trusted God. They had been covered by the atoning blood of the Passover Lamb and escaped the angel of death through believing His word - they had been set free from the bondage of slavery, by grace through faith.

But having made their exodus from Egyptian oppression, the children of Israel suddenly found themselves hemmed in on every side. Their fearsome enemy read more...

Exodus 14:14

Exodus 14:14

The Lord had rescued Israel from their slavery in Egypt and brought them out with much wealth, but when they saw the Egyptian army in hot pursuit their hearts failed for fear. Instead of holding fast to the Word of God and remembering His promise to take them in safety into the land He promised to Abraham, they looked at the problems that were surrounding them.

The surging waters of the Red Sea were ahead, mountains read more...

Exodus 15:25

Exodus 15:25

When Christ died on the cross, He paid the price for our sin and when He rose from the grave, He broke the power of sin and death in the lives of all who believe. In Exodus we see a shadow of things to come... a similar pattern, where the blood of the Passover lamb prefigures Christ, the Lamb of God, Whose shed blood paid the price for our sin, redeeming those in bondage.. while crossing the Red Sea speaks of the power of evil being broken in the lives of God's read more...

Exodus 15:26

Exodus 15:26

God progressively revealed the many facets of His eternal character throughout the pages of Scripture and it was to Moses that the Lord revealed Himself as Jehovah-Rapha -  "I am the God Who heals you." God had already revealed Himself to Abraham as 'the Lord God' 'the Almighty God' and 'the everlasting God'. He also identified Himself as Abraham's 'Provider', when He spoke those words, which are pregnant with meaning, "I will read more...

Exodus 17:15

Exodus 17:15

It is not so much faith that is important, but the One in Whom you place your trust. Some people trust in chariots and some in world leaders. Some trust in themselves, their finances, their family ties, or their talents. Some trust in their education, their personality, their artistic abilities, or performing lots of good works.. but what is important is trusting Jehovah-Nissi, (the Lord our banner) for He has promised to fight for us, when our enemies read more...

Exodus 19:5

Exodus 19:5

After sin entered the world, the human race lived under the authority of a fallen angel for many hundreds of years, until God chose one race from the sea of nations to be His chosen people. It was through them He would redeem the world from the curse under which mankind had been placed.

Although the whole earth belongs to the Lord for He made it.. and by His word everything was created, Israel read more...

Exodus 20:1

Exodus 20:1

In the beginning God made man in His own image, but man sinned and fell into rebellion against his Creator.. and God's plan of redemption was set in motion. But the evil intent of man's evil heart remained evil continually.. and the windows of heaven poured out the water of judgement on a God-hating, sinful world.. flooding the entire earth and cleansing it of it pre-flood perversions and unspeakable violence.

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Exodus 20:2

Exodus 20:2

Israel were given a total of 613 commandments, and the first 10, are generally referred to as The Moral Law or the ten commandments. However, before God started to lay out the conditions of His covenant with Israel, and list the righteous requirements of the Law, He reminded His chosen people, "I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt.  I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the house of read more...

Exodus 20:3

Exodus 20:3

The giving of the Law to the nation of Israel was one of the most important events in the history of mankind's redemption, and an important step in the chronicles of the covenant nation of Israel - through Whom God's anointed Saviour was to be born.

The Lord had rescued the nation of Israel from Egyptian slavery and carried them on eagles wings into the Sinai desert where they were to be given an exalted position among all the read more...

Exodus 20:4

Exodus 20:4

There is nothing more obnoxious to the Lord than the worship of graven images and idolatry surrounding false gods. When God presented Himself to the people of Israel in the wilderness and made His covenant with them, the very first matter the Lord brought up was this issue of idolatry, where something or someone - visible or invisible, was placed before Him.

From the beginning, men started to worship the creation instead of the read more...

Exodus 20:12

Exodus 20:12

Honouring one's father and mother is being obedient to them, listening to their advice and complying with their instructions and wishes. This Old Testament command, to honour your father and mother is not only repeated by the Lord Jesus in His pre-cross ministry to Israel, but is also reiterated to the Church.. by Paul, in both Ephesians and Colossians - Children, be obedient your parents.. in the Lord, Paul wrote, for this is right and well-pleasing read more...

Exodus 20:13

Exodus 20:13

The Law of Moses, which comprises of 613 individual laws, begin with the Decalogue, otherwise called the 10 Commandments, or more literally translated 'the Ten Words'.

These 10 commandments underpin both the religious and civil law of Israel and can be divided into two very distinct groups. The first four relate to man's relationship with God, while the last ones pertain to man's relationship with his fellow man.

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Exodus 21:6

Exodus 21:6

Once Satan had tempted man to sin and seized dominion over the world from Adam, he immediately began to infect the human race with every flavour and colour of evil, which finally resulted in the worldwide judgement of Noah's flood. Even though Noah and his family had been declared righteous because of their faith, the fallen nature of every post-diluvian man and woman caused iniquity to fill up once more, resulting in the next judgement on humanity - in Babylon, read more...

Exodus 30:6

Exodus 30:6

Exodus is the sequel to Genesis and continues God's story of redemption, through the Seed of Abraham... by bringing the children of Israel into centre stage. We read how the prophet Moses is prepared to challenge Pharaoh.. to let God's people go. We hear how he lead the Israelites across the Red Sea, following that first Passover meal - when the angel of death slew all the first-born in Egypt.

We read of God's protection and read more...

Exodus 31:13

Exodus 31:13

On the sixth day of creation, God finished His work, and on the seventh day, He rested from all that He had done. God ordained that the man, created in His own image and likeness, was to be His representative on earth, and the Lord gave dominion of the whole earth into his hand - but man sinned, and God began to work once more - a work of redemption began - a plan that He had purposed before the world was created.

Jesus told read more...

Exodus 33:14

Exodus 33:14

Having been redeemed from Egypt, and passed through the Red Sea, the Israelites set off on their journey to the Promised Land. God provided manna from heaven to sustain them and water from the rock, yet the people complained and murmured against the Lord. Nevertheless, God in His grace revealed Himself at Mount Sinai through thunder, lightning, and dense cloud.

The Lord then instructed Moses to climb up the Holy Mountain where read more...

Exodus 33:15

Exodus 33:15

The book of Exodus continues the narrative from Genesis, when Jospeh was put in a coffin in Egypt. It guides us through the call of Moses; his confrontation with Pharoah and the 10 terrible plagues of Egypt. We read of the death of the first-born on Passover and the crossing of the Red Sea... and we are given insight into various wilderness exploits.

We hear of the covenant the Lord made with Israel and their incessant read more...

Exodus 33:18

Exodus 33:18

There is a deep craving and an insatiable hunger in the heart of all men for God. Many suppress their desire, ignore their hunger or even deny this deep-seated need but it will remain in the heart of all men throughout their life, for God has set eternity within the heart of humanity.

Moses was a man that recognized his own insatiable desire to know his Creator God and in humble acknowledgement of God's almighty mercy and great read more...

Exodus 33:22

Exodus 33:22

Moses was the great law-giver of Israel, but he also enjoyed intimate fellowship and close friendship with God. Moses had a deep interest and concern for the people of Israel, and interceded on their behalf, on many occasions.

Despite their murmurings.. against both the Lord and himself, Moses had deep, spiritual concern for God's chosen people, which caused him to plead with the Lord for His goodness and grace, His guidance and read more...