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Read Exodus 24:12-18


Read Exodus 24:12-18

12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up the mountain to me, and while you are here, I will give you two stone tablets which contain all the laws that I have written for the instruction of the people.” 13Moses and his helper Joshua got ready, and Moses begany to go up the holy mountain. 14Moses said to the leaders, “Wait here in the camp for us until we come back. Aaron and Hur are here with you; and so whoever has a dispute to settle can go to them.”
15 Moses went up Mount Sinai, and a cloud covered it. 16–17The dazzling light of the Lord’s presence came down on the mountain. To the Israelites the light looked like a fire burning on top of the mountain. The cloud covered the mountain for six days, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from the cloud. 18Moses went on up the mountain into the cloud. There he stayed for 40 days and nights.

Think

People often ask about the symbolism of 40 in the Bible (Vs 18). 40 weeks is the time it takes for a baby to be born, 40 years is about a generation; 40 is a symbol of newness and transformation.
For now, remember the majestic way in which the Lord spoke to Moses.

Pray

Lord, you spoke to Moses from a cloud, on a mountain; you can speak to me in the quietness of my heart.  Guide me today I pray.


y Moses began; one ancient translation they began.
18 24.18: Dt 9:9

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