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 6 : Oct 14-128

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…

Day 2 //

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…