Exodus

Exodus 2:11-3:10

From the address of Stephen, in Acts 7, we learn that at the time of the event, recorded in verses 11-15 of our chapter, Moses was "full forty years old." He had reached complete maturity as well as conspicuous greatness in the highest court circles of Egypt and, if we only had the record of Exodus we might be inclined to regard his slaughter of the Egyptian as an act prompted simply by a sudden burst of indignation. We have to read Hebrews 11: 24-26, and then we discover that it was a...

Exodus 1:1-2:10

The book of Exodus opens with a recapitulation of the sons of Jacob, and with the fact that not only Joseph died but all his brethren and all that generation. But in spite of this their descendents multiplied exceedingly. God was with them and they grew to be a powerful people in the land of Goshen. As the years lengthened out, a great change came over the whole situation, occasioned by the rising up of a new king, who "knew not Joseph." This expression may not mean that he was ...

Exodus 23:1-25:9

Chapter 23 continues, and carries to a conclusion, these "judgments" that Moses was to set before the children of Israel. It appears to divide quite naturally into four sections. The first—verses 1-9—prohibits those perversions of righteous judgment which are so common amongst men. They were not to be practised in Israel, and there is much instruction here for ourselves. It is to be noted that the first thing to be prohibited is "a false report." Against the word, "raise," t...

The Mediator

(Ex. xxviii. 15-30.)   I have read these verses, beloved friends, not with the thought of trying to bring out, in any wise, even in outline, all that might present itself to me here, but rather taking them as the key to some thoughts with regard to our blessed Lord Himself, in that character which is His exclusively, - the character of Mediator. He is the "one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus." And this word, Mediator, means, one who is in the midst - between two. T...

The Way and God's Leading

"...God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness..." -- Exodus 13:17-18. They taught us in school that "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." On the roadway of life, however, the roundabout—not the direct—is often the shortest way home. God leads His ...

Lecture 4 - The Breadth of Salvation

(Exodus, chaps. 8: 25; 10: 8-11, 24-26.) Moses is now commissioned and authenticated as Israel's deliverer. Still he hesitates. "O my Lord," he says, "I am not eloquent neither heretofore, nor since Thou hast spoken to thy servant; but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." How hard it is, amid what we call "second causes," to trust simply in God alone! All God's power, for a Moses even, is not sufficient without an eloquent tongue! Paul was wiser when he came to the...

Lecture 3 - A Savior's Signs

(Exodus, chap. 4.) In our previous address we have seen God declaring Himself to Moses as a prelude to the deliverance of His people. In that deliverance He is coming forward accord-ing to the significance of His memorial iiame, to exhibit what He is Himself for His creatures. In salvation God reveals Himself and is glorified; not only in the redeemed of earth, but to the principalities and powers in heavenly places, who learn in us His manifold wisdom and His marvellous g...

Lecture 2 - The Call of the Deliverer

(Exodus, chap. 3.) We have looked at Israel's deliverer from Egyptian bondage. We have seen him given over to death and brought up out of it. We have seen him put himself forward as the saviour of his people, and rejected by them. Then, as rejected by his own, making affinity for himself in the land of his exile. Now we come to look at the call of the deliverer, in the next two chapters. I only take up one of these tonight, as we shall find abundance in it for meditati...

Lecture 1 - Egypt

(Exodus, chap. 2.) The historical books of the Old Testament present to us a regular series of types, each book having a set of its own, connected with a special line of truth, upon which in perfect order the separate gems are strung. To read them aright, therefore, we must see first what is the truth which characterizes each, and then each individual type will find its place. For instance, in the book of Genesis, a series of seven lives is given exemplifying the ...

Lecture 5 - Under Sheltering Blood

(Exodus, chap. 12.) With just the brief notice given in the last lecture, I must pass over the history of the plagues of Egypt, until we come to the last, in which we find what is more or less plain to every Christian heart - the death of the first-born, and God's deliverance from it by the passover blood. The apostle has given us inspired interpretation as to it: "Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neit...
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