‘As You were Shown’

Several refrains, similar in emphasis, reverberated through our Bible reading trek through Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers today.

  • “Do it the way you were shown (on the mountain).”
  • “Just as the Lord commanded Moses. . .”
  • “Moses did according to all that the Lord commanded him.”

Of course the ten plagues and Israel’s deliverance from Egypt are phenomenal beyond measue. But once God’s people came out of slavery, the rest of the reading comprised a full day of rules, guidelines, restrictions, regulations, instructions about sacrifices, and prescribed punishments. Whew!

Also very striking is God’s attention to detail. There was rich symbolism in every item of the Tabernacle and its construction. Just consider Aaron’s garb – he carried the entire nation of Israel on his head and chest!

Overriding it all stands one powerful lesson for me: THANK GOD for JESUS! THANK GOD for GRACE!

Bible Trivia Day Two:

  • What reminder of Israel’s wilderness wanderings was kept in the Ark of the Covenant?
  • What is the meaning of the ‘covenant of salt?’

~ Diane


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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3 Responses to ‘As You were Shown’

  1. Timothy says:

    A jar of manna was kept in the ark.
    Salt covenant: a well-preserved, binding, irrevocable covenant that God made to the Levite priests.

    • Of course, you are correct. But the salt covenant… do you know more? It is just something that we had not noticed before, and could not find very much explanation. Thanks! It is great to know someone is reading “out there”!

      • Timothy says:

        I don’t know much more, but it would interesting to study the correlations between the covenant of salt and Jesus parable of us being the salt of the earth.

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