Questions for Reflection for Study of Exodus 34-40

Gained over the last few weeks through the study of chapters 29 through 33 were tremendous nuggets of gold that can be applied in our life.

In the post “Detailed Instructions”, are thoughts about the specific instructions for the offerings made in order to consecrate priests. Today, we identify with Christ as our sin offering and the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Since Christ came and died on the Cross, we have a direct relationship with God.

Shared in the post “Immanuel” was the purpose of the tent of meeting which was to have a place where people could meet with God. The Lord’s presence back then and today is our great reward. Because of Christ’s victory on the cross, the Holy Spirit provides believers the distinct advantage of meeting Him at any time and any place.

In the post “Filled With His Spirit”, God provided workers who could reflect His creative activity in order to build and furnish the tent of meeting; a place for His people to meet with Him. Today, God continues to provide people with certain strengths to reflect His creative activity and uniquely distinguish them as one set apart.

God’s actions seemed delayed when Moses went to the top of the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments and the people got impatient. As pointed out in the post “Hope Produces Patience”, our response when the answers to our prayers seem delayed should be to hold on to the promise.

In the post “Qualities of Leadership Found in Moses”, we noted that Moses continued to pray for his people and was patient with them even when he found them worshiping a golden calf upon his return from the mountain after meeting with God.

Brought out in the post “Regular Habit” was that Moses would go to a tent set up away from the camp to meet with God. He would get instructions about how to lead his people. As we begin each day, it’s important that we do the same as we ask for guidance along life’s best path.

The Lord speaks to us in various ways – visions, dreams, and life’s circumstances; even advice from others. Most of all, God speaks through the Bible. Thus, the main purpose of this blog is to study His Word with the intent to gain wisdom that we may apply in our own lives and also help others along the journey.

The reading plan below 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!

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Questions for Reflection

Exodus 34
What further preparations is Moses to make for this summit conference? What are the terms of the covenant? What is the effect of this summit conference?

Exodus 35
What are the reasons for the Sabbath? What are the indications of motivation for giving (verses 20-29)? What motivates you to give? How does this affect the scope of your work?

Exodus 36-39
What command does Moses give? Why? Do you give God haphazard service or full obedience in detail?

Exodus 40,
What is the time lapse between the erection of the tabernacle and the beginning of worship in it (40:1, 17)? Is your life characterized by disorder and impatience or by orderliness and the ability to wait? Who do you look to for guidance?

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: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print.
“Sermons.” Sermons | FUMC Waco. N.p., n.d. Web. 2017.  <http://fumcwaco.org/resources/sermons/>.
“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2017. <http://www.christianity.com/bible/>.
Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.
“Google Images.” Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&authuser=0&ei=8IipWNPmOoPBmwHIpZ2ACQ&ved=0EKouCBcoAQ>.
“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Questions for Reflection for Study of Exodus 34-40

  1. Rene Yoshi says:

    I really appreciate the content of your highlights. Because I cringe at the phrase, “God has a plan for your life!”, I especially appreciate your statement, “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!” Good to ‘see’ you again!

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