Two weeks ago we read how Moses first met Yahweh on Mt. Horeb. This week, Moses has a famous meeting with God on Mt. Sinai. Did you know it was the same mountain? Moses has become the mediator of a covenant, and now the people are called to a covenant ceremony similar to Abraham’s in Genesis chapter 15–but bigger. Much bigger.
Also, last week we learned that Yahweh was far superior to the gods of Egypt in power. This week we learn his superiority in another aspect, which is so taken for granted these days we forget how utterly striking it was for the time. It’s connected with the idea of ‘holiness’–a word we’ve encountered but haven’t examined very closely. Now is the time to do that, with fire on the mountain and the people of God coming face to face with their deliverer and Lord.
For a printable download of this week’s reading challenge, click below:
(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
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