SABBATH: FINDING REST IN A SINFUL WORLD
God provides rest for His People who obey His commands. We often attempt to find rest in many places that have nothing to do with God.
MEDIATOR: BRIDGE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
Moses’s brother Aaron will be ordained as a priest in today’s passage, with the clear function of going between God and Man. This is an amazing glimpse ahead at the roll of Jesus our perfect Mediator.
INCARNATION: UNITING GOD AND HUMANITY
The division between God and Man that resulted from sin is overcome in Jesus. God and humanity are united physically in Christ’s body, as well as spiritually at the cross.
LAWS: HOW WE LOVE OTHERS
To fully understand the 10 Commandments and laws that clarify them we must look through the lens of love. Christians are called to love God and love others. Laws teach us how to faithfully love both God and others.
COMMANDMENTS: HOW GOD’S PEOPLE LIVE
God prescribes how how we are to live by covenanting with Moses (who represents the people). We can be a holy nation, and a kingdom of priests, if we live as God has taught us to live.
PROVISION: GOD PROVIDES FOR HIS PEOPLE
Learning to depend upon God to provide for us, rather than depending upon ourselves, our government, or our circumstances, leads us to greater faith.
PROVIDENCE: GOD’S WILL FOR OUR GOOD
God does amazing things for His people, though His will is often hidden to us, God’s will is always for His glory and our good.
REDEMPTION: GOD BRINGS LIFE THROUGH DEATH
God will use mass death in Egypt to bring life to Israel. In this way we see how God can redeem situations for His glory and our good. This essentially points us forward to the crucifixion and resurrection.
God provides rest and healing in times of hardship through submission and obedience to Him. We tend to only want to go as far as we are comfortable, but God is calling us further for our own benefit.
OMNISCIENCE: GOD ALL-KNOWING
God, who knows all things, uses tomorrow for His glory and our good. God not only knows the future, but causes it by His power.
OMNIPOTENCE: THE ALL POWERFUL GOD
God reveals His power throughout Scripture so that we can take our minds off of our circumstances and limitations, and so that will place our trust in Him.
OMNIPRESENCE: THE INVISIBLE GOD ACTIVE IN OUR MIDST
God is present everywhere, always engaged and acting on behalf of the Church. Even if we can’t see or feel it, Jesus promised He is with us. [Matthew 28:20]