Exodus 34:28-35; The Veil of Moses; He came down adorned with the best beauty, for the skin of his face shone. He was there in very intimate communion with God, without interruption, forty days and forty nights; As Moses, so Elijah and Christ, fasted forty days and forty nights; The more dead we are to the delights of sense the better prepared we are for the pleasures of heaven. B.C. 1491

Exodus 34:28-35 28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.   29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.   30 And when Aaron Continue Reading

Exodus 34:18-27; Solemn Feasts Appointed: And, as here the covenant was made according to the tenour of the command, so it is still. Neither shall any man desire thy land; not only shall they not invade it, but they shall not so much as think of invading it; The way of duty is the way of safety; If we serve God, He will preserve us, and those that venture for Him shall never lose by Him. B.C. 1491

Exodus 34:18-27 18 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.   19 All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male. 20 But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. Continue Reading

Exodus 34:10-17; A Caution Against Idolatry: Thou shalt worship no other gods; It is at thy peril if thou do: For the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; Those cannot worship God aright wo do not worship Him alone.

Exodus 34: 10-17 10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.   11 Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and Continue Reading

Exodus 34:5-9; The Lord descended, by some sensible token of His Presence, and manifestation of His glory. His descending bespeaks His condescension; He humbles Himself to take cognizance of those that humble themselves to walk with Him. Mercy entailed upon thousands of generations, even those upon whom the ends of the world have come; nay, the line of it is drawn parallel with that of eternity itself. B.C. 1491

Exodus 34:5-9 5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.   6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,   7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, Continue Reading

Exodus 34:1-4; God’s Proclamation of Himself. Before, God Himself provided the tables, and wrote on them; now, Moses must hew out the tables, and God would only write upon them. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 34 God having in the foregoing chapter intimated to Moses his reconciliation to Israel, here gives proofs of it, proceeding to settle his covenant and communion with them. Four instances of the return of his favour we have in this chapter:-- I. The orders he gives to Moses to come up to the mount, the next morning, and bring two tables of stone with him, ver. 1-4. II. His meeting him there, and the proclamation of his name, Continue Reading

Exodus 33:12-23; Moses Petitions to See God’s Glory; “If I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know Thee; And He said, My Presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” B.C. 1491

Exodus 33:12-23 12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.   13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.   14 And he Continue Reading

Exodus 33:7-11; The Tabernacle of the Congregation: The Tabernacle removed afar off from the camp, when Moses entered in the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle: And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. B.C. 1491

. Exodus 33:7-11 7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.   8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and Continue Reading

Exodus 33:1-6; The Israelites Reproved: “Thou art a stiffnecked people:” He that knows them better than they know themselves says so of them. B.C. 1491

Exodus Chapter 33 In this chapter we have a further account of the mediation of Moses between God and Israel, for the making up of the breach that sin had made between them. I. He brings a very humbling message from God to them (ver. 1-3, 5), which has a good effect upon them, and helps to prepare them for mercy, ver. 4, 6. II. He settles a correspondence between God and them, and both God and the people signify their approbation of that Continue Reading

Exodus 32:30-35; The Intercession of Moses: ‘This people have sinned a great sin, Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of Thy Book which thou hast written. B.C. 1491

Exodus 32:30-35 30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.   31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.   32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast Continue Reading

Exodus 32:21-29; Moses reproves Aaron; Destruction of the Idolaters: The just reproof of Moses given to Aaron, he is not cut-off, as those that had been the ring-leaders in the sin; A great deal of difference will be made between those that presumptuously rush into sin and those that through infirmity are surprised into it. B.C. 1491

Exodus 32:21-29 21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?   22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.   23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.   24 And I said unto them, Continue Reading