In the study of Exodus 11-15 over the last few weeks, we studied about the first Passover celebration that has been handed down from generation to generation. God gave instructions for the first Passover. Moses and Aaron communicated these instructions to the Israelite people. They were disciplined to follow instructions and were brought out of the land of slavery.
Traditions help us remember what the Lord has done for us and this gives us confidence for the future. When God is with you there is peace of mind because you are on the brink of something good coming your way. While praying today, make a mental list of the things God has done and give thanks.
Shared in the post Turning Tough Situations into Something Positive were thoughts about how God led His people through a tough situation as they were trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea but then the sea was parted allowing them to escape.
You can be optimistic even in tough situations because that’s when God work’s His miracles. He can clear a path to a brighter future so base your hope and plans for the future on God. Pay attention to the lessons you can learn, listen carefully, and do what is right and your hopes and dreams will come true.
The purpose of this Bible Study Guide is help not only myself but others in creating a daily reading and prayer time. It’s a guide that divides the Bible up in such a way that a person can read a passage each day. Along with the passage are questions to answer, suggested videos to watch, quotes, or pictures to look at.
Also, suggestions on a response to the values or principles brought out in the passage are made. These multi-media tools are utilized to get the mind thinking so one may be inspired to jot down notes. These notes of ideas, thoughts, or plans might be of use for applying God’s Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Exodus 16-20 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next few weeks.
What are the amazing events that occur in the desert? How did God test the Israelites in how they collected the food He provided them in the desert? Are you happy with what the Lord provides you each day?
Is any progress made in the attitude of the people towards God’s ability to work in their life? When faced with trials in life, what is it we should do to become victorious? What are you learning from this study that can orient you in developing a right character and attitude toward God?
What is Moses’ attitude toward his father-in-law? Does God expect you to do everything? What are some responsibilities you could delegate to others?
What is the people’s part for the chance to be touched by God’s divine power? What has God done for you? What are some ideas for helping us keep our promises to God?
What right does God have to demand Israel’s primary allegiance? Examine your average day and determine how much time you spend watching T. V. or the reading the news. How much time is spent studying God’s Word? How do you keep Sunday holy?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast