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

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

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

Here we know that while Israel covenanted to obedience, they failed again and again.

And we who are in Christ know intimately, we 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 fulfillment and deepening and expanding of what we know was God’s covenant all along.

Jesus says in 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, to keep both sides of the covenant for us! Both to enact and to fulfil.

Thank You Lord! Thank You!

What else can we do but praise our God, to fall before Him and cry out to Him.

Thank You Lord!

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