In Exodus 19 Moses and friends see and hear God descend to the summit of Mt. Sinai in a cloud of smoke. Only Moses is allowed to climb the mountain to go converse with God at the top. Watch my Exodus 19 video to find out how that goes.
At the start of Exodus 16, the Israelites have been on the road for a month, and supplies are dwindling. So much so that they feel like they are going to starve in the desert. They lash out at Moses and Aaron as a result of being hangry, and, once again, God responds in miraculous fashion. (Spoiler alert: Snickers are not involved.)
Sometimes God tells you to do crazy sounding things…like turn around and go back to where you’ve just come from so the hard-headed, tyrannical king to whom you used to be cruelly enslaved can attack you.
At least that’s what He tells the Hebrews to do in Exodus 14.
And when they obey this madness, He blesses them in magnificent fashion by saving them in miraculous fashion and following through on His previous promises in dramatic fashion.
And sometimes He does that with us, too. He asks us to so something seemingly nuts, and then He blesses us crazy amounts when we obey. (Ex., trust Jesus is who He says He is and will do what He says He will.)
Sometimes I wonder if He doesn’t make a game out of it just to amuse Himself. I definitely would if I were God. Which means He probably doesn’t.
ANYWAY. Hear more in my Exodus 14 video.
God’s big on passing down stories from generation to generation. Particularly stories that show new generations God’s faithfulness. Why? Because hearing another person’s testimony about something or Someone can be the single drop of gasoline that starts a fire in someone else. It’s one thing to know about God; it’s another to hear people tell of their firsthand experiences with God.
In Exodus 13 God establishes some reminders of how He freed he Israelites from slavery in Egypt and admonishes the people to pass those reminders on.
*Note: there is no mention of the actual Alamo in Exodus 13.