'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
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Welcome, welcome, welcome, my friends.
I know you can hardly wait to get back to the 'story' of 'God's Redemption' of the 'children of Abraham' from the 'toils, and troubles of slavery' in Egypt. After all, it has been some time since Joseph's death and the children are in 'dire straits'. Will God keep His Promise, or, has God forgotten them? For that matter, have 'we' forgotten that we have - 'the God', or have we 'run after false 'gods'?
Sound like us, when we are 'waiting on God'? Sound like us, when we have 'turned our backs on God', leaving Him, while we 'lived our lives', and would 'one day get back to - 'religion', if we have time?? Hum-m-m-m.
Well be encouraged and get ready to continue with the treat of treats - so that by the time we have studied the 'Exodus', prayerfully, we will have gained a better ability, more understanding in - 'the Faithfulness of the LORD', notwithstanding - 'the fickleness of His people'. Amen. Amen.
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Exodus'; Bi-Monthly, MWF, Post Chapter 1, August 31, 2020 and Continuing
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Exodus'; 'Cumulative Review-Part 1 of 2 - Chapters 1-18, October 30-31, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Exodus'; 'Cumulative Review-Part 2 of 2 - Chapters 1-18, October 30-31, 2020
My friends, this week, November 16-18-20, 2020, let us continue with our verbatim posts, with Exodus Chapters 19-20-21, 2020, continuing in our 'section', Chapters 19-31, the 'giving of the law from God to Moses on Mount Sinai'. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html.
Remember we pray for the Almighty to 'open the eyes of our understanding', as we 'come into His Presence', 'reading' His Living Word, the Holy Bible. [See prayer on Introduction Post A-PM, February 25, 2020; Post 1-AM, March 2, 2020, and Post 3-AM, March 4, 2020.] [Ephesians 1:18] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html.
Summary/Outline of The Book of Exodus audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Quick Overview of Exodus
Chapters 19-31 – – The giving of the law from God to Moses on Mount Sinai.
With Pause to Review when all is posted.
Chapters 32-33 – – The sin of the golden calf, the consequences of idolatry.
Chapters 34-40 – – The unbroken tables of the law written on stone, the building of the tabernacle.
Exodus Chapter 20/with Commentary Notes of Matthew Henry, 1710 [Emphasis-SMQ] Part I of 3
The preface to the ten commandments. (1,2) The commandments of the first table. (3-11) Of the second table. (12-17) The fear of the people. (18-21) Idolatry again forbidden. (22-26)
The preface to the ten commandments. (1,2) The commandments of the first table. (3-11).
1 'And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.'
The preface to the ten commandments. (1,2) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 1,2 'God speaks many ways to the children of men; by conscience, by providences, by his voice, to all which we ought carefully to attend; but he never spake at any time so as he spake the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
This law God had given to man before; it was written in his heart; but sin so defaced it, that it was necessary to revive the knowledge of it. The law is spiritual, and takes knowledge of the secret thoughts, desires, and dispositions of the heart. Its grand demand is love, without which outward obedience is mere hypocrisy. It requires perfect, unfailing, constant obedience; no law in the world admits disobedience to itself. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all, James 2:10. Whether in the heart or the conduct, in thought, word, or deed, to omit or to vary any thing, is sin, and the wages of sin is death.'
3 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.'
The commandments of the first table. (3-11) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 3-11 'The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God.
The first commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and him only. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God.
The second commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God.
The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
The form of the fourth commandment, "Remember," shows that it was not now first given, but was known by the people before. One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, Mark 2:27; but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, are forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God.
The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.' Amen. Amen.
My friends, do try to 'rest on the Sabbath'. Keep it Holy unto the Lord. You will find some 'remarkable blessings' for so doing. Worship in 'Congregation' on Sunday, as you desire, but, oh, for the 'rest of the Sabbath'. There is - no comparison! Amen. Amen.
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