Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Exodus 27

I don’t know about y’all, but after reading a couple chapters of measurements and directions, I woke up with building something on my mind. I guess I actually woke up thinking about something someone once built for me - a high jump! Sad part is, I can’t remember if my Uncle Bill built the thing… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 27

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 26

Ok, be honest. Did you read through this chapter and picture a completed temple in the end, or did you just skim through and think, “Ok, I got the point?” This chapter reminded me of writing out recipes (mostly because I can’t relate to writing out design plans). It also reminded me of trying to… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 26

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 25

I know I’ve said to myself before, “Hmmm, I wonder what God and Moses did for all that time up on that mountaintop?” When I was little, I used to picture Moses standing on the summit (which was only about two feet in diameter) looking up at a cloud (with a floating head sometimes), which… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 25

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 24

If you’ve ever doubted your gifts as a writer, today is the day you get to feel good about your profession because Chapter 24 is all about writing important things down. Even God does it! Verse 4 starts us off by telling us that Moses wrote down all the Lord’s instructions. Notice that he didn’t… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 24

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 23

God wraps up His list of rules in the first section of Chapter 23, which is divided into three sections in my NLT version. He addresses social justice in the beginning 13 verses, then establishes festivals, which I adore. He then seals the discussion with a promise to guide the Israelites to the Promised Land.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 23

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 22

The start of this chapter is a continuation of God defining appropriate judgments for crimes committed within the Israelite community. We can’t really relate to a lot of them, but having grown up in rural Oklahoma, I can see how establishing laws for livestock, property and crops was vital to the community. What caught my… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 22

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 21

If you’re a new Christian or just reading the Old Testament for the first time, please don’t run away after this chapter! While I absolutely adore this chapter, others may see it as not only harsh but also super weird. The first section alone screams, “Whoa!” I mean, owning slaves and selling daughters is pretty… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 21

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 20

I struggled for years to understand the purpose of the Ten Commandments. The whole story of God showing up through thunder and lightning and then bellowing out these commands of how we should act is, as the Israelites thought too, terrifying. I’ve probably told this story before, but in case you missed it, I grew… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 20

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 19

I cannot tell a lie. I was a little bamboozled by this chapter. I’m not sure what God wants the people to do, but one thing is for sure - they are trembling in the sight of his grand debut! God tells Moses that He is ready to show Himself to the Israelites, but as… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 19

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 18

And just like that, a government is formed. As a journalist, this chapter - particularly Jethro - really sparked my interest. We know a few things about Jethro: he is a priest in Midian (present-day Saudi Arabia); he is Moses’ father-in-law; the two men seem to have a wonderful relationship and deep respect for one… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 18