The Books of Moses

The books of Moses tell the story of creation and the formation of Israel. And set the stage for the revelation that we cannot save ourselves and need Christ.

Day One: Genesis
...The Book of Genesis has sometimes been called the "seed-plot" of the entire Bible. Most of the major doctrines in the Bible are introduced in "seed" form in the Book of Genesis...
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See Also: "Gleanings from Genesis: The Faithfulness of God in the Life of Abraham"

Day Two: Exodus
... The word "exodus" means departure. In God's timing, the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt marked the end of a period of oppression for Abraham's descendants (Genesis 15:13), and the beginning of the fulfillment of the covenant promise to Abraham...
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See Also: "Is the book of Exodus historically accurate?"

Day Three: Leviticus
...Because the Israelites had been held captive in Egypt for 400 years, the concept of God had been distorted by the polytheistic, pagan Egyptians. The purpose of Leviticus is to provide instruction and laws...
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See Also: "Hyssop, Cedar, and Scarlet: Symbolism in the Mosaic Law"

Day Four: Numbers
...The message of the Book of Numbers, is universal and timeless. It reminds believers of the spiritual warfare in which they are engaged, for Numbers is the book of the service and walk of God's people...
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See Also: "Deuteronomic Theology: Rewards and Punishments"

Day Five: Deuteronomy
...A new generation of Israelites was about to enter the Promised Land. This multitude had not experienced the miracle at the Red Sea or heard the law given at Sinai...
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See Also: "Who was Judas Iscariot?"

Image Credit: James Tissot; "Moses and Aaron Speak to the People"; 1896-1902; Public Domain

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Published 1-29-16