Mo 3/6Tu 3/7We 3/8Th 3/9Fr 3/10Sa 3/11Su 3/12
Exod. 17
Luke 20
Exod. 18
Luke 21
Exod. 19
Luke 22
Exod. 20
Luke 23
Exod. 21
Luke 24
Exod. 22
John 1
Exod. 23
John 2

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

This week we read in Luke 24:27 that Jesus, after His resurrection, explained to two of His disciples “the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures,” “beginning with Moses and with all the prophets.” This should be a passage near and dear to our hearts, as it teaches us to be on the lookout for Christ in the Old Testament.

Jesus began His explanation with Moses, which is to say, the first five books of the Old Testament, which were written by Moses. Here are a few places to look for Christ in our reading this week in Exodus:

  • Exodus 17: Christ is the rock who was struck for our sake, and who pours out living water for His people.
  • Exodus 18: Moses foreshadowed Christ our Judge as he sat as a mediator between the people and God, rendering righteous judgment from the LORD.
  • Exodus 19: Moses consecrated the people, teaching them that cleansing was necessary for coming into the presence of God to receive His word. Christ cleanses us with His blood that we might approach God the Father.
  • Exodus 20 (vv. 4–6): We are not to make for ourselves any image or likeness of God. Jesus Himself is the image of the invisible God, and we are to worship Him alone.
  • Exodus 21 (vv. 2–6): Moses speaks of permanent service to a master whom we love because He provides for and takes care of us.
  • Exodus 22 (v. 29): God commands the people to give Him their firstborn sons, showing not only what we owe to God, but prefiguring what He Himself would give for us in sending His only begotten Son into the world to die for our sins.
  • Exodus 23: Here we find quite a number of God’s laws which would be broken in order to bring about the unjust death of the Christ:
    • “You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.” (v. 1)
    • “You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice.” (v. 2)
    • “You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.” (v. 6)
    • “Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.” (v. 7)
    • “You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.” (v. 8)

VERSES TO MEDITATE ON

You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
—Exodus 20:4–6

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – Praise God for His perfect law.
  • Confession – Confess ways your judgment has been clouded by money or by the opinions of others.
  • Thanksgiving – Thank God for Christ’s perfect keeping of the law of God.
  • Supplication – Ask God for illumination to see Christ in the Old Testament as you read it.

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This post by Alex McNeilly

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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