Bible Study Wednesday 05/12/10

FROM DELIVERANCE TO GLORY

Come Up Unto the LORD – Exodus 24:1-18

We find in this text an invitation to Moses to “come” to the LORD.  It is a great invitation, though it is not the first Moses has received.  How many invitations has God given us in our lives?  How many has He extended to myself?  How many invitations has God extended to a lost and dying world?
This invitation is extended by God following the giving of the ten commandments, and before the commandments are written in stone.

OUTLINE –
I.  COME UP UNTO THE LORD (vv. 1-2).
II.  THE PEOPLE COMMIT THEMSELVES TO DO THE WORDS OF THE LORD (vv. 3-8).
III.  THEY SAW THE GOD OF ISRAEL (vv. 9-11).
IV.  THE GLORY OF GOD AS A DEVOURING FIRE (vv. 12-18).

Study Questions –

1.  ______________ alone was asked by ____________ to come near to Him (vv. 1-2).

2.  The most probable reason that the people were not to come near to God is because of their previous… (v. 2; 20:18-19)
A.  …fears of getting near to God.      B.  …disrespect.
C.  …anger with God            D.  none of these.

3.  The people had said, “All the words which the LORD hath said will we do”.  True     False   (vv. 3, 7)

4.  For discussion:  How can we interpret and understand this seeming “contradiction” of the phrase, “No man can see God and live” (Ex. 33:20) and this one in our text? (vv. 9-11)

5.  The “eating and drinking” of the _____________ seems to indicate that, though they had seen ___________, yet through His mercy they are alive and well (v. 11).

6.  It is at this time that the LORD willl give to Moses…
A.  …a nice easy riding camel.    B.  …a great piercing headache.
C.  …tables of stone…        D.  none of these.

7.  The sight of the _____________ of the _______________ was like ________________ fire. (v. 17;  Hebrews 12:29).

8.  When God had said, “Come up unto the LORD” Moses went.  True     False (v. 18).

-Tim A. Blankenship

Answers –

1.  Moses, God;  2. A;  3. True;  4. Discuss;  5.  nobles, God;  6. C;  7. glory, LORD, devouring;  8. True

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