Tag: covenant

  • Biblical Principle #141: Moses Sprinkled Israel with the Blood of the Covenant

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses sprinkled Israel with the blood of the covenant at Mount Sinai. Explanation With the covenant terms having been given, and Israel having accepted, Moses sprinkled Israel with the blood of the covenant: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and…

  • Biblical Principle #140: At Sinai, Israel Promised to Obey God

    Biblical Principles List Principle At Mount Sinai, Israel promised to obey God. Explanation After GOD finished instructing Moses at the camp of Mount Sinai, Israel reaffirmed their commitment to obey GOD: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,…

  • Biblical Principle #139: God Assured Israel’s Victory in Canaan

    Biblical Principles List Principle God assured Moses of Israel’s victory throughout Canaan (if they obeyed Him). Explanation As GOD concluded His initial message to Moses at Mount Sinai, after having spoken the Ten Commandments to all of Israel, GOD told Moses: 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the…

  • Biblical Principle #136: God Waited to Come Down at Sinai Because the People Weren’t Ready

    Principle At Mount Sinai, God did not descend immediately because Israel needed time to prepare. Explanation We have previously established that, in Exodus 19, GOD offered Israel His covenant upon their arrival at Mount Sinai. We noted that GOD waited three days before descending upon Mount Sinai. Now let’s view the situation, as best we…

  • Biblical Principle #135: God Descended Upon Mount Sinai

    Biblical Principles List Principle God descended upon Mount Sinai on the third day with thunder, lightning, dark clouds, and a trumpet. Explanation As GOD had told Moses, upon the third day, He descended upon Mount Sinai in a manner that was observable by Israel: 16 So it was that on the third day in the…

  • Biblical Principle #133: God Offered Israel a Covenant

    Biblical Principles List Principle Upon reaching Mount Sinai, God offered Israel a covenant. Explanation Having reached this important location, GOD offered Israel an exclusive covenant. 3 Then Moses went up to the mountain of God, and God called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell…

  • Biblical Principle #132: Israel Camped at Mount Sinai

    Biblical Principles List Principle On the first day of the third month since leaving Egypt, Israel camped at Mount Sinai. Explanation After a long journey from Egypt, nearly 90 days later, Israel reached Mount Sinai in the Arabian desert. It may have seemed like just another waypoint at first, but it would soon become the…

  • Biblical Principle #76: Isaac was the Child of Promise (Descendants vs Seed)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Isaac was the child of God’s promise. Explanation When GOD told Abraham that Abraham would have a son, Sarah thought logically and gave her handmaid Hagar to Abraham as a wife. Sarah apparently thought there was no way that she would bear that child, so it would have to come from someone…

  • Five Lessons from the Passover

    Five Lessons from the Passover

    The Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread was one of three Jewish annual feasts in the Law of Moses. GOD set up the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread as a memorial—a reminder of specific events in Israel’s history. The Passover meal was a reminder of how GOD passed over the homes of the children…

  • October 12 – Without Strong Leadership, People Fall Away

    Reading Neh. 13:4-11, 15-31; 12:27-47; 13:12-14, 1-3 Devotional Twelve years after his first trip to Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to the Persian palace in Susa. Sometime afterward, Nehemiah was told that the spiritual condition in Israel was not good, so he again asked King Artaxerxes for permission to return to Jerusalem, and the king agreed. The…