In our previous episode, we listened to instructions God provided to the Moses about the importance of being truthful, of helping people even if you don’t like them, of basically just doing the right thing.
We also heard about 3 festivals the Lord wanted the Israelites to celebrate:
A festival celebrating their release from captivity (Festival of Unleavened Bread which is also know as Passover)
A festival celebrating the first fruits of the harvest at the beginning of harvest season. This festival is also known as the Festival of Weeks or Pentecost
And a festival celebrating the end of the harvest season. This is also know as the Festival of Shelters, Tents or Festival of Tabernacle)
Chapter 23 closed out with God’s promising His presence through an angel that would protect, lead, and drive out their enemies.
- Recap the story in your own words.
- Imagine you are Moses, what did you experience?
- Imagine you are the people down the mountain, what do you think is happening?
- Who do you identify with the most in this passage?