March 5, Reading 1 – Exodus 24


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SAA Notes

When you read verse 15, look at one of the Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration – Moses, the cloud and the top of a mountain. Moses stayed with the Lord on the mountain for 40 days at the beginning of his ministry – even as Jesus stayed in the wilderness for 40 days at the beginning of his ministry.

SJA Notes

* Holy God, there is none like You. Creator God, please work Your will through us today.

“Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

These words are to break our hearts at the work the Father ordered and the Son obediently underwent.

We know that while in this passage Israel covenanted to obedience, they failed again and again through the ages.

And we, God’s people, plumb the depths every day of our own failure and disobedience that led Jesus to the cross.

But these words, the blood of the covenant – It was HIS blood that brought about the fulfilment and deepening and expanding of what we know was God’s covenant all along.

Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew,

“… For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for the many for the forgiveness of sins.”

This is our Saviour. Our King. The Good Shepherd, the Great Physician, the Righteous One who gave Himself for us.

His blood poured out for us.

Hallelujah what a Saviour we have – One who kept both sides of the covenant for us! Both to enact and to fulfil.

Thank You Lord, thank You!

* Heavenly Father God,

Thank You for Your mercy to us, that we see in the blood shed of the Lamb slain, You in the Person of the Son, crucified at Calvary.

Thank You for saving us from darkness into light, taking the penalty for our sin upon Yourself.

Thank You Lord.


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