Today, we’ll read Exodus 34, and Matthew chapter 6. In Exodus, Moses’ face shines, and in Matthew, Jesus tells us how we should pray. We’ll read from the New International Readers Bible.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
Wow. Forty days and nights on Mount Sinai with God. It really is no wonder that his face shone when he came down, is it? What an amazing experience that would be. We’re told that he ate no food and drank no water. Obviously, God was nourishing him. I wonder if he slept.
Now, to Matthew. As you may know, yesterday and today, and then tomorrow, we have been reading what is often called the Beatitudes. Yesterday Jesus established some pretty high standards. Today, he contrasted the behavior of the high and mighty religious people to the way God really wants us to act. I believe this is the first time we’re told that He began to make enemies of the religious establishment. I think the takeaway here is that God is not interested in religion. He is interested in the heart, the motive. Do the things you do for God, not for man.
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Until tomorrow, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.