Exodus

weekly devotional

Introduction

Where We’ve Been // Understanding Genesis

Exodus is the second in a series of five books called the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. It is meant to be read as the continued development of the story of God’s people that began in the book of Genesis. Exodus starts with the transition word “Now”…

Introduction: how to use this devotional

Approach/Prepare/Focus We are busy, hurried, restless people living in a fast-paced society. If we aren’t careful, we’ll miss the slow, quiet voice of God whispering to each of us to slow down and rest in Him. In each session of this devotional, you will center yourself in God’s presence before…

Week 11 : nov 17-23

Day 1 // Exodus 18

Focus Who has God used in your life to show you His character and His will? Read // Exodus 18 Reflect If you were at Trinity on Sunday, you heard the youth give a powerful…

Day 2 // Exodus 19

Focus Take a moment to center yourself on God’s presence. He is always with us but often we are too distracted and busy to pay attention. He is closer than your next breath. Read //…

Day 3 // Exodus 19

Focus What have you learned about God so far in your reading of Exodus this year? About yourself? Read // Exodus 19 & Hebrews 12:18-24 Reflect The challenging question we end up with in Exodus…

Week 10 : nov 10-16

Day 1 // Exodus 16

Focus It’s one thing to think about how God has provided for you in the big picture; but it’s often harder to see how He is providing for you on a daily basis. How do…

Day 2 // Exodus 17:1-7

Focus Take a moment to just breath. Be grateful for where your life is, for how God has brought you here, and for how He will continue to lead you. Read // Exodus 17:1-7 Reflect…

Day 3 // Exodus 17:8-15

Focus How is your prayer life? What is easy about prayer? What is difficult? Read // Exodus 17:8-15 Reflect When life get particularly challenging, it is a huge blessing to be able to lean on…

Week 9 : nov 3-9

Day 1 // Exodus 14:14

Focus Start today by asking God where He wants to move in your life, your family, your church, your work, your friendships. Where do you sense Him leading? Read // Exodus 14:14 14 The Lord…

Day 2 // Exodus 15

Focus Take some time to thank God for the good in your life. Ask Him to give you eyes to see the many ways He is currently blessing you. Read // Exodus 15 Reflect What…

Day 3 // Exodus 15:22-27

Focus Where do you sense your heart harboring bitterness right now? Read // Exodus 15:22-27 22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days…

Week 8 : Oct 27-Nov 2

Day 1 // Exodus 13:1-16

Focus Why is it hard for us to trust God, even when He has saved us in so many ways? Read // Exodus 13:1-16 In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does…

Day 2 // Exodus 13:17-22

Focus Where do you need to sense God’s presence today? Read // Exodus 13:17-22 Reflect  After I graduated college, I pursued God’s call to attend seminary to be trained for ministry. “Great! We have one…

Day 3 // Exodus 14:1-14

Focus Can you remember a time when you felt hopeless? Read // Exodus 14:1-14 “13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring…

Week 7 : Oct 20-26

Day 1 // Exodus 10:1-11

Focus What is the most difficult part about following Jesus for you? Read // Exodus 10 “No! Have only the men go and worship the Lord, since that is what you have been asking for.”…

Day 2 // Exodus 10:12-29 // We Are All Slaves to Something

Focus Where have you seen God at work this week? Read // Exodus 10:12-29 Reflect  Blood. Frogs. Gnats. Flies. Disease. Boils. Hail. Locusts. Darkness. Nine life-altering plagues and still Pharaoh’s stubbornness of heart keeps him…

Day 3 // Exodus 12

Focus What are some traditions and rituals that Americans observe to remember significant past events? Why do we do this? Read // Exodus 12:1-30 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things…

Week 6 : Oct 13-20

Day 1 // The First Plague// Exodus 7:14-25

Focus What’s the most physical discomfort you have endured? How did that affect your relationship with God? Read // Exodus 7:14-25 “He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck…

Day 2 // Repentance or Regret? // Exodus 8

Focus What is the difference between repentance and regret? Read// Exodus 8 Reflect  In Exodus 8, Pharaoh goes through a cycle of relenting from his stubbornness and hardness of heart in one moment and then…

Day 3 // What are we here for? // Exodus 9:1-16

Focus What does it mean to live for God’s glory? Read // Exodus 9:1-16 But I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name…

Week 5 : Oct 6-12

Day 1 // Exodus 5

Focus What has God taught you about His character so far in Exodus? Read // Exodus 5:1:-23 22 Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people?…

Day 2 // Exodus 6

Focus What is the most difficult aspect of your life to trust to God’s control? Read // Exodus 6:1-30 “I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the…

Day 3 // Exodus 7:1-14

Focus Why do you think people love magic tricks? What is your favorite miracle in the Bible? Why?  Read // Exodus 7:1-14 11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also…

Week 4 : sept 30-Oct 5

Day 1 // Moses and His Miracles Exodus 4:1-9

Focus Where has God surprised you with how He has used you? Read Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” 2 Then the Lord said…

Day 2 // Exodus 4:10-17

Focus In what context are you most likely to doubt God’s provision? Read 10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken…

Day 3 // Exodus according to Stephen

Focus In Acts 7, Stephen stands before the Sanhedrin and delivers a sermon which summarizes the history of the nation of Israel. Read// Acts 7:17-36 Reflect God’s story in Exodus is our story as well.…

Week 3 : sept 23-28

Day 1 // Moses Submit Exodus 3:1-6

Focus How have you seen God today? Read// Exodus 3:1-6 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the…

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Focus Why does God care about your cries? Read // Exodus 3:7-10 7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers,…

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Focus When was a time that fear kept you from living the life God was calling you to live? Read // Exodus 3:11-15 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go…

Week 2 : sept 16-21

Day 1 // The Birth of Moses Exodus 2:1-10

Approach When was a time that God brought you out of a hopeless situation? Read Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a…

Day 2 // Moses Flees to Midian Exodus 2:11-22

Approach Think of a time you have tried to hide a failure or sin from God and others. What were the consequences of that deception either relationally or in your own heart?  Read 11 One day,…

Day 3 // Israel’s Groaning; God’s Timing Exodus 2:23-25

Approach Do you think that God hears your prayers? Why or why not? Read 23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry…

Week 1 : sept 9-14

Day 1 // More Than the Sand of the Seashore // Exodus 1:1-7

Focus Take a few moments to focus your mind on what’s before you. God wants to meet you right now. In this very moment, He is reaching out to meet with you. Don’t miss it. …

Day 2 // Persecution and Expansion

Approach What thoughts or anxieties are occupying your mind currently? Take a moment to lay them before God. Ask Him to help you trust Him with them and to focus on how He is speaking…

Day 3 // God’s Servants

Approach Start your time with God thanking Him for who He is. Ask Him to reveal more of His character to you today. Engage 15The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names…