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Tag: Exodus

  • Egypt and Exodus Recap

    Egypt and Exodus Recap

    After 51 days here we are, though another two full chapters of the Old Testament. After a three-month journey to Mt. Sinai, Israel went through a spiritual makeover as God put in a plan to bring his people’s attention back to him. God led Moses to a place where they would have to rely on […]

  • Day 51 -Israel’s Worship of God

    Day 51 -Israel’s Worship of God

    Thoughts and Reflection We made it! Today is the last day of Egypt and Exodus and is 51 days into this journey. Hard to believe but it has gone very quickly. In both the Old and New Covenants, God shapes us through worship. Through Baptism we are consecrated from something ordinary to extraordinary. We also […]

  • Day 50 – Sacrificial Offerings

    Day 50 – Sacrificial Offerings

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that while grain and burnt offerings are necessary, the Lord asks his people for offerings from generous hearts. We also need to offer our hearts to the Lord each day. The people of Israel are so generous in their sacrificing, that God tells them to stop sacrificing. […]

  • Day 49 – The Year of Justice

    Day 49 – The Year of Justice

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that we need to worship God in the manner he commanded and wants us to and not invent our own form of worship. When we go to Mass, the priests offer sacrifices that are outlined in the Old Testament and New Testament as Jesus commanded his apostles to do […]

  • Day 48 – God’s Presence

    Day 48 – God’s Presence

    Thoughts and Reflection In the Old Testament, Moses intercedes for us before God. Later this is intercession is done by Jesus in the New Testament. We see that the people of Israel are not unique from the other people or nations. Rather they are the Chosen People because God entered into a covenant with them. […]

  • Day 47 – The Golden Calf

    Day 47 – The Golden Calf

    Thoughts and Reflection As Moses is on Mount Sinai and receives the Ten Commandments from God, the Israelites become restless and uncertain and they fashion a golden calf to worship. This illustrates the human condition of how we become restless and tired of waiting. We will take matters into our own hands and that is […]

  • Day 46 – Set Apart for God

    Day 46 – Set Apart for God

    Thoughts and Reflection It’s interesting to continue reading the book of Leviticus. There are a lot of rules that priests must follow. But it is not just all about rules….it is about holiness and being “set apart” and consecrated to the Lord. Catholics are known for blessing things. but why? We are setting them apart […]

  • Day 45 – Pray for Priests

    Day 45 – Pray for Priests

    Exodus 29 1 ‘This is what you will do to them, to consecrate them to my priesthood. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish; 2 also unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, made from fine wheat flour, 3 and put these into a basket and present them in the basket, at […]

  • Day 44 – Priestly Garments

    Day 44 – Priestly Garments

    Exodus 27 1 ‘You will make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar will be square and three cubits high. 2 At its four corners you will make horns, the horns must be of a piece with it, and you will overlay it with bronze. 3 And for it you will make pans for taking away the fatty ashes, and shovels, sprinkling basins, […]

  • Day 43 – The Ark of the Covenant

    Day 43 – The Ark of the Covenant

    Exodus 25 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, 2 ‘Tell the Israelites to set aside a contribution for me; you will accept a contribution from everyone whose heart prompts him to give it. 3 And this is what you will accept from them: gold, silver and bronze; 4 materials dyed violet-purple, red-purple and crimson, fine linen, goats’ hair; 5 rams’ skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood; 6 oil for […]