The Book Of Exodus Chapter 24 (18 of 26) by Harley Howard

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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 24 (18 of 26)
Harley Howard

Read vss 1-2

Nadab and Abihu were Aaron's oldest sons. We will see
what happens to them later. Moses, the two sons of
Aaron, Aaron and 70 of the leaders were instructed to
come up to the Lord, but to worship afar off. Only
Moses was allowed to come up to the top of the
mountain.

Read vs 3

After Moses instructed the people of all the words of
the Lord, the people answered with one shout, all of
what the Lord says, we will do. I'm sorry my friends
and I'll keep saying it. These people are NOT READY to
do all of what the Lord says. These people still have
Egypt and their lust on their minds and they are not
about to obey all of what God says. This is the
obvious conclusion that is based on the study of the
previous attitudes and actions of the people. Keep
this in mind. The covenant was publicly ratified,
written, and ratified again.

Read vss 4-8

After the book of the covenant was written, Moses
built an altar and offered burnt and peace offerings
as a preparation of the people to receive the
covenant. Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the
book, as well as on the people. Many reasons are
offered up as to why this was done. It is the only
time in scripture that this is done. The sprinkling of
blood was a dedication of the covenant between the
people and God. In the book of Hebrews the writer also
uses this experience to show that the New Covenant was
not ratified without blood. I believe that this is the
simple explanation here in Exodus. The people again
reaffirm their voice to do whatever the Lord said and
this time they add, and be obedient. These people are
not even close to being ready to obey God.

Words are cheap and many of us make them with gusto as
if to say that God believes them. God knows the heart
and that's where the reality of what we intend to do
comes from. For many of us, our hearts are not right
befo ...


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