March 4, Reading 1 – Exodus 23:10-33


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SAA Notes

The Sabbath principle worked too for the land – it had to lie fallow every seventh year. It is only in the last one hundred years that we have come to understand again that this is a good idea. The three great festivals are paralleled with the three great events of Jesus’ ministry:– His death and resurrection – Passover, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit – the Feast of Pentecost celebrating the beginning of the harvest, and the Marriage of the Lamb – the Feast of Tabernacles at the end of harvest.

SJA Notes

* Dear God, please teach us from Your word today.

“Little by little I will drive them out from before you,”

Our God is the almighty all-powerful God, the One who spun creation into being with His WORD.

But we know from His word that He often works in small ways, where meekness and humility are the hallmarks of His measure.

God knew that Israel could not cope with having the promised land conquered all at once. Instead He gave (Joshua who would lead) them a way forward.

Little by little.

God knows us too. He often works in our lives little by little.

A patient direction, a long-suffering helping hand, a quiet word here and a gentle leading there.

He works in the little bits of daily communion we have with Him. He writes His word on our hearts over years of faithful walking – Wisdom that only comes about through years and experiences that He works for our good!

* Gracious Father,

Thank You that You are at work in us, as You worked for Israel.

Thank You that You often choose to work little by little, grinding away our sharp edges over many days and years, effecting sanctification in us. Making us more like Jesus, step by step.

Please may we grow in our love for and knowledge of You Lord God – Please teach us Your ways!


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