Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday in the Word

Happy Wednesday, friends! I thought I'd share a little bit more from where I've been reading lately. I am finishing up in Exodus as I write this and I've been reading about when God met with Moses on top of Mt. Sinai to give him the ten commandments. In the class that I'm going to on Wednesday nights, my friend challenged us to practice saying them—can you say all ten? I've been working on this since last week, because I'd forgotten a couple of them. I used to know them when my boys were little, thanks to a fun song they loved to listen to. If you don't know them, I'm passing that challenged along to you! It's important that we know them. I'm looking forward to reading a book about these that a friend in the class that night recommended to me by Jen Wilkin, called Ten Words to Live By. 

(If you'd like to read them now, click here to be re-directed to Bible Gateway.)

I read about those and I read about how the Israelites got impatient when Moses was on that mountain for so long, so they made an idol to worship, because they just couldn't wait. Aaron encouraged them in this and he even made an altar in front of the golden calf. Moses came down at God's urging and became so angry that he smashed the stone tablets that were inscribed with the ten commandments. God was mad too and wanted to destroy them as a people and make Moses into a great nation, but Moses begged Him not to do that and God was merciful. (As He has been and will continue to be all throughout the Old Testament and today.) 

The other thing I've been reading and that has stood out to be was the part about God giving Moses instructions to build the tabernacle. There were so many very specific details about the tabernacle and the gifts for the tabernacle. God instructed Moses on building the ark, the table, the lampstand, the incense altar, the altar of burnt offering, the washbasin, the courtyard and then they took inventory and moved onto the priestly clothing and garments. Each piece and plan was specifically laid out by God and it was important that His instruction be followed to the letter.

My point in sharing all of that is to remind and encourage you that God is a God of details. I love a couple of verses from 1 Corinthians that say this: 

...since God is not a God of disorder but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33)

But everything is to be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)

(I'm not considering those verses within their context, but they remind me of characteristics of God.) Even though those verses don't say the word "detail", that's what they remind me of, because it seems like that where there is order, there is much attention to detail. I want to encourage anyone who may get bogged down in the details of life—even though such times may overwhelm you, they do not overwhelm our Father in Heaven. He knows, He sees and He cares. Isn't it a great comfort to know that? It's one thing I often thank and praise Him for, the fact that He is a God of peace and order and that He is trustworthy. 

I'd love to hear from you now. Do you have a daily Bible reading plan that you're following? Where are you reading right now? I love hearing where people are in their quiet times and I love hearing what they're getting from reading daily. Isn't that a beautiful thing about the family of God? I love that we can all learn from one another as we walk through life together, whether in person or virtually. I'm appreciative of the ones who are faithful readers here, but more than that, I pray you're a faithful reader of the Word of God. That should be our number one goal and priority, as believers and followers of Jesus.

Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all.  ❤

4 comments:

  1. Jen- I bet that is so good! I did a partial study on that book back in December and I enjoyed it so much.

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  2. Hey Jen, I am using a new to me reading plan on YouVersion. It is the NT, Psalms, and Proverbs in 6 months. I plan to go through it twice this year. There is a little of either Psalms or Proverbs each day as well as three chapters in the NT. I started I Corinthians this morning. This is a good pace for me...but the only thing I don't like (as much) with reading plans (although I almost always use them) is the pressure to keep on track. If I really want to dig deeper with a passage or chapter....I usually keep going because I don't want to get off schedule. A verse from the first chapter of I Corinthians this morning: "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." Amen! Happy Wednesday, friend!

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  3. Jennifer, I know that is good! I do get what you say about the downside of a plan and feel the same way. Every once in a while I'll read more than what is in my daily reading and it seems like that is when the Lord really shows me something in His word. I love Paul and his epistles! Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

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