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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

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 17

Enter Joshua. I like to picture Joshua as a handsome young man who looks like he should be afraid of a lot of things but isn’t. This little chapter, even though it’s about war, is short and sweet and whispers a lot of important things. First, who attacks a wandering group of people who are… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 17

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 16

Do you know someone who just complains about everything? Nothing is ever good enough. Maybe you are that person. I am definitely that person, or at least I feel that way sometimes, but I do try not to be. When I get to feeling sorry for myself, I try to count my blessings: I have… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 16

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 15

Have you ever just closed your eyes and worshiped the Lord? Maybe you were standing in the bathroom combing your hair when a beautiful song came on or maybe you were in church during worship, but wherever you were, you felt so moved that you just threw your hands in the air, closed your eyes,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 15

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 14

Perhaps the most famous story in the Bible, Chapter 14 describes the miraculous and mind-blowing escape that God had been planning for centuries. It’s the climax of the Book of Exodus and has been played out time and time again on the big screen. Hollywood, however, sometimes misses the point as to why God had… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 14

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Bible studies for writers | Exodus 13

The day has come! The Israelites are on their way! That first verse tho. Like the curious words of Arnold Drummond, “What you talkin’ ‘bout, God???” We did all that and believed all that and trusted you in all that, and now that you’ve got us loaded up and moving out, you want us to… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Exodus 13