OT Overview Devotions (Week 6: Exodus 19:1-20:26; 23:20-25:9)
Recall what you have come to learn and appreciate about our God in Exodus 7-13 (e.g. His faithfulness, His power to redeem and deliverer). How have you been struck by His revelation in the Exodus rescue?
Spend some time praising Him and asking that He continues to reveal Himself to us so that we may know Him more intimately.
Read Exodus 19:1-15. What is the kind of relationship God desires to have with His people?
Recalling earlier instances in the OT Overview where God described how He longs to relate with humanity, what is new and ground-breaking here ?
Read Exodus 19:16-20:26. How would you describe the current state of Yahweh’s relationship with Israel?
Recall how we saw in Exodus 7-13 that Israel had been rescued from slavery/judgment to serve Yahweh. How does Exodus 20 give us greater insight into what this relationship and serving of Yahweh is meant to look like?
Read Exodus 24. Set aside some time and space to draw out and visualise the events happening in Exodus 24. What exactly is happening on the mountain; who is going up/down the mountain etc.? What do you think we are meant to learn about Israel’s relationship with Yahweh from this chapter? Peek ahead to 25:8 – what’s the significance of this verse?
Look at Exodus 24 again and narrow in specifically on the repeated words/phrases. What is the mark of Israel as Yahweh’s holy people? How does this fit into the larger narrative about God and His words?
Reflect on what you’ve seen about God’s relationship with man from these chapters. How does this shape the way you understand your relationship with God today? Speak to our Heavenly Father about it and ask Him any questions that you may still be pondering.
 Exodus 7:16; 8:1,20; 9:1,13; 10:3, 7-11, 24-26; 12:31