Today’s reading is Exodus 31-32.

When Israel worshiped the calf, Moses tried to stand in the gap, saying, “If you will forgive their sin–but if not, please blot me out of your book, that you have written.” God tells Moses No. He won’t blot Moses out in the place of the Israelites. Moses cannot be the sacrifice for Israel’s sins. But this prepares the way for us. What God said Moses could not do, He sent His Son Jesus to do. Jesus was blotted out on the cross for us. He suffered so that we do not have to. He died, that we through Him might die to our sins and live to God. What a sad day when God said He wouldn’t let Moses stand in the gap, but it pointed to a better day when Jesus would. Praise God for Jesus, our sacrifice.

Today’s reading is Exodus 33-34.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, are you as shocked as I am that Israel turned to idolatry while the cloud, fire, thunder, and lightning were going on at the top of the mountain? It just goes to show how easy it is to turn back to our old sins even after God has delivered us. Take the warning. Satan is always on the attack even after our great victories. Don’t cave to him. Instead, look to God, He is there and He will care for you. Praise the Lord.

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