March 13, 2018

Exodus 24:1 (NLT) — 1 Then the Lord instructed Moses: “Come up here to me, and bring along Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders. All of you must worship from a distance.

I believe this is a good picture of what the Lord wants us to do; come to me and bring others with you. This can happen by bringing people to salvation in Christ. It can happen by bringing our families to faith in Christ. And we can also bring others closer to Christ by studying the bible with them, praying with them and having fellowship with them. What ever the case may be people should be brought a little closer to Christ just from having been around us. They also should have a better picture of Christ by just watching our behavior.

John 14:8–9 (NLT) — 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?

Exodus 24:2 (NLT) — 2 Only Moses is allowed to come near to the Lord. The others must not come near, and none of the other people are allowed to climb up the mountain with him.”

Because of Jesus we are all allowed to come near to the Father. We don’t have to be a Moses, Abraham, David or Paul; because of the blood of Jesus we are all welcome.

Exodus 24:3 (NLT) — 3 Then Moses went down to the people and repeated all the instructions and regulations the Lord had given him. All the people answered with one voice, “We will do everything the Lord has commanded.”

This should be a goal of ours > to only use our tongues for what is acceptable by God.

Psalm 19:14 (NLT) — 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Exodus 24:8 (NLT) — 8 Then Moses took the blood from the basins and splattered it over the people, declaring, “Look, this blood confirms the covenant the Lord has made with you in giving you these instructions.”

The altar was where the sacrifices were made. Jesus is our sacrifice. The sprinkled blood on the altar signifies salvation. Jesus shed his blood on the cross for our salvation. The blood sprinkled on the people was for their sanctification. They were now clean and holy set apart for service unto the Lord. Communion reminds us that we are saved, set apart, and heaven bound. It reminds us that we cant get through a single day without the Lord. We apply the blood today so that each day we are set apart for Jesus.

Exodus 24:10 (NLT) — 10 There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself.

What ever is over our heads is under the feet of Jesus. Don’t let life cause you to panic. Jesus has things under control.

Be Inspired Hilltop!