November 19– Exodus 34:18-24

November 19– Exodus 34:18-24

18 “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt. 19 All that open the womb are mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep. 20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.

21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22 You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end. 23 Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.

God gives very specific instructions to Moses concerning the celebration of several festivals. These are to be followed so that the people will be reminded of the time spent in Egypt and the exodus that God provided for His people.

I often wonder if I need reminders to lead me back into worship with God. Such reminders are so easily seen. I look at the beauty of nature, the miracle of human life and I am just amazed at all God provides.

Take some time today to thank God for his amazing provisions and the best gift of all, His son Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, Debbie is so right that we have so many reminders of You all around us, but so often we look right past them.  Help me to see You, in Your creation.  You gave us so much beauty and so often I am too busy to enjoy it in the way that I know you would want me to and in a way that would keep You constantly in front of me as You deserve to be.  Help me to see You everyday and keep You as my focus.  Help me to share You with others and serve others so they can see Jesus in me.  Help me love You more every single day, and be used by You more every day.  I so want to honor You, share You, love You, and live for You.  Help me be what I need to be for You.

In Jesus’ name.




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