Stood before God for his people

Exodus 32:30 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. This “being for the people to God-ward” became more and more characteristic of the life of Moses. Whenever the people cried unto him, he prayed unto the Lord. When the spirit of revolt spread through the camp he fell upon his face. When it Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 11:8-17; Persuasives to Obedience [Part 2]; Still Moses urges the same subject, because this was the way to get and keep possession of the promised land; He does not go about to teach them the art of war, how to draw the bow, and use the sword, and keep ranks, that they might be strong, and go in and possess the land; no, but let them keep God’s commandments, and their religion, while they are true to it, will be their strength, and secure their success. B.C. 1451

Persuasives to Obedience [Part 2]  B.C. 1451 Deuteronomy 11:8-17 8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;   9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.   10 For the land, whither thou goest in to Continue Reading

The Burning Bush

Exodus 3:2 Behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. It is one of the odd things in life that we call this the passage of the burning bush, when the passage tells us quite distinctly that the bush did not burn! We always get things just slightly upside down. The bush was not burning: it was God who was the flame of fire. Now what does that tell us about God? Because this is what God is saying to Moses. He is Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 2:24-37; History of the Moabites; If we forbear what God forbids, we shall received what He promises, and shall be no losers at last by our obedience, though it may seem for the present to be our loss; Wrong not others, and God shall right thee; Those that meddle with the people of God meddle to their own hurt; and God sometimes ruins His enemies by their own resolves (See Mic. 4:11-13; Rev. 16:14). B.C. 1451

History of the Moabites. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 2:24-37 24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.   25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 2:8-23; The Seed of Esau and Lot Spared (Part 2); The account which Moses gives of the origin of the nations, the Moabites, Edomites, and Ammonites; To show that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; Giants were expelled by those of ordinary stature; for probably these giants, like those before the flood (Gen. 6:4), were notorious for impiety and oppression, which brought the judgments of God upon them, against which their great strength would be on defence. B.C. 1451

The Seed of Esau and Lot Spared (Part 2)   B.C. 1451 Deuteronomy 2:8-23 8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.   9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 2:1-7; The Seed of Esau and Lot Spared; A Short account of the long stay of Israel in the wilderness; Prepared Israel for Canaan, by humbling them for sin, teaching them to mortify their lusts, to follow God, and to comfort themselves in Him; It is a work of time to make souls meet for heaven, and it must be done by a long train of exercises. B.C. 1451

D E U T E R O N O M Y CHAPTER 2 Moses, in this chapter, proceeds in the rehearsal of God's providences concerning Israel in their way to Canaan, yet preserves not the record of any thing that happened during their tedious march back to the Red Sea, in which they wore out almost thirty-eight years, but passes that over in silence as a dark time, and makes his narrative to begin again when they faced about towards Canaan (ver. 1-3), and drew Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 1:9-18; The Charge of the Magistrates; Moses here reminds them of the happy constitution of their government; Judgment must be given according to the merits of the cause, without regard to the qualities of the parties. B.C. 1451

The Charge to Magistrates. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 1:9-18 9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:   10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.   11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)   12 How can I myself alone bear your Continue Reading

A Forbidding God speaks from the burning mountain

Leviticus 1:1 The Lord called to Moses out of the tent of meeting, and said to him… Leviticus 1:4 And he shall lay both his hands upon the head of the burnt offering [transferring symbolically his guilt to the victim], and it shall be an acceptable atonement for him. [1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 13:15-16]. The first step toward understanding the message of Leviticus is to appreciate its viewpoint, indicated here – “The Lord called Moses out of the Continue Reading

Learn to be an Aaron or a Hur

Exodus 17:12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. According to the prayers of a church are the successes of a church. Are they maintained, the banner floats on to victory; are they languid and depressed, the foe achieves a transient Continue Reading

Malachi 4:4-6; Evangelical Predictions; “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse;” This is doubtless intended for a solemn conclusion, not only of this prophecy, but of the canon of the Old Testament; Now that prophecy ceases, and is about to be sealed up. B.C. 400

Evangelical Predictions. B. C. 400. Malachi 4:4-6 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.   5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:   6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite Continue Reading