Life Lessons in Exodus
Godly living is simply living with God in your life and His life in you. He gives us guidelines to help build our lives on His precepts. God calls us to acts of faith that build godliness.
Without faith, our religious acts are hollow and self-willed. Faith-filled godliness embraces godly practices by not allowing them to become mere observances and avoiding dead “religious” ceremonies.
Stay alert to seek God’s working. It often comes in ways we do not expect.
Participate regularly in the Lord’s Supper. Passover points forward to our ultimate deliverance through Jesus, our Messiah.
Stand and watch as God works. You will see His deliverance.
Be careful to apply God’s Word. He wants us to follow His instructions.
Celebrate God’s blessings to you.
Dwell in and esteem God’s presence. It distinguishes His people from everyone else.
Rest in God’s Sabbath. His rest gives us rest from our own works (Heb. 4:10, 11).
Devotion to God begins with growth in knowing God. In Exodus, God reveals part of His nature and character.
Knowing God in truth will dramatically impact our lives. Exodus gives four keys to make our lives more faithful and fruitful.
Understand that God is. His Name is “I AM WHO I AM.”
Rest on this foundation.
Be grounded and established in Him.
Receive God as “The LORD Who Heals You.” His nature is to heal; His will and compassionate desire is to make us whole.
Rely upon God, who is “The LORD Your Banner.” Surrender to Him, for the battle and the victory belong to the Lord.
Pursue God, for it is He who sanctifies us. His life in us makes our holiness possible
God calls us to be holy, to be set apart to Him and His purposes. God intends His people to be distinguished in nature and in character from the world—different in the way we think, act, and live. This visible difference in our lives brings glory to God.
Know that God deals differently with His own people than with the nonbelieving world (see 8:23; 9:26; 10:23; 11:7).
Rely on the blood of Jesus to protect you (see 1 Pet. 1:18, 19).
“Special Treasure” is what God calls those who obey His Word and keep His covenant.
Be Jesus’ bondservant. Freely submit to serve Him for the rest of your life.
Be zealous for God’s holiness. He honors those who honor Him.
God calls His people to wisdom. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Prov. 9:10). Godly wisdom enables us to apply truth rightly. Exodus gives principles that teach us ways to live wisely; how to apply wisdom practically in our lives. The Holy Spirit will help us to practice wisdom as a godly discipline, leading to full and vibrant life in Him.
Rely fully on God to enable you to obey His Word, knowing that His Spirit and His Presence set you apart.
Meditate often on the Ten Commandments, remembering God’s moral nature and character.
Learn reverence for the Lord. It will spur you on to obey Him fully.
Do not follow the crowd when they do evil. Evil is often popular, but believers are to turn away and earnestly follow the Lord.
Give when you assemble with God’s people for worship. Giving demonstrates praise and faith, showing that the Lord is your provider.
Resist becoming impatient with God. Patience helps avoid sinning.
Acknowledge that your skills and abilities are God’s gifts to you.
Thank Him for them, and use them wholeheartedly for His glory.
It is important to recognize it is the Lord who places leaders in positions of authority. Exodus teaches us to support, encourage, and follow God ordained leadership.
Uphold the leaders God has placed over you. Walk alongside them, pray for them, encourage them when they are tired, and offer to help in practical ways. Doing so honors the Lord and helps to fulfill His purposes