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Monday, January 12, 2015

Walking on the Path of Deliverance (Blogging Through the Bible)

Reading Through the Bible

In the days of the Old Testament, names were not only used for identification, but they also held special meaning and many times the meaning gave some insight into the personality of whom it belonged to.

The names of God are sprinkled all throughout the Old Testament. In each of the names of God we find a character quality of His personality and can know Him more intimately as we study these names found throughout the Old Testament. In order to experience God, we must first know Him by His names. Taking time to be in God's word every day is so important because that's how we get to know Him.

In the sixth chapter of Exodus, we find God reminding Moses of who He is when He tells Moses, "I am the Lord". Coming out of chapter five, we saw Moses going to God with questions because things weren't going as he thought they would in the deliverance of the Israelites.

God had told Moses He would deliver the Israelites, but as with all beginnings and endings, there is a middle part.

In between 

the promise 

and the fulfillment... the path of deliverance that one must walk. 

Sometimes that path is long and difficult. But if we remain faithful to God on that path of deliverance, we will see the fulfillment of His promises to us. What's more, we will experience who we know God to be {because we have spent time with Him in His word} as He moves on our behalf while we walk on the path of deliverance that He has for us.

Whatever path of deliverance you find yourself to be on today, I pray the words of Numbers 6:24-26 on you:

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you; and give you peace."

Here is our reading plan this week:

Exodus Reading Plan

Here is my S.O.A.K. for Exodus 6:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Exodus 6

Scripture: Exodus 6:2-8
And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord I was not known to them. I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’” 

Observations: God reminds Moses who He is – “I am the Lord”. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew God as the Maker of the covenant to give the promised land of Canaan to them although they never saw the fulfillment of this. Moses and this generation of Israelites would experience God the Lord vividly as they witnessed His mighty hand in their deliverance which was part of His plan to fulfill His covenant. They would know God as the Fulfiller of the covenant.

Seven “I Wills” God promises to the children of Israel:
  1. I will bring you out
  2. I will rescue you from their bondage
  3. I will redeem you
  4. I will take you as my people
  5. I will be your God
  6. I will bring you into the land
  7. I will give it to you as a heritage
Application: God wants us to know Him intimately and personally. He wants us to know Him as a promise-maker and a promise-keeper. He wants us to know we can trust Him for anything and everything in our life. By what name have I experienced God? 
  • Yahweh Jireh (Yireh): “The Lord will provide.” Stresses God’s provision for His people (Gen. 22:14).
  • Yahweh Nissi:“The Lord is my Banner.” Stresses that God is our rallying point and our means of victory; the one who fights for His people (Ex. 17:15).
  • Yahweh Shalom:“The Lord is Peace.” Points to the Lord as the means of our peace and rest (Jud. 6:24).
  • Yahweh Sabbaoth:“The Lord of Hosts.” A military figure portraying the Lord as the commander of the armies of heaven (1 Sam. 1:3; 17:45).
  • Yahweh Maccaddeshcem: “The Lord your Sanctifier.” Portrays the Lord as our means of sanctification or as the one who sets believers apart for His purposes (Ex. 31:13).
  • Yahweh Ro’i: “The Lord my Shepherd.” Portrays the Lord as the Shepherd who cares for His people as a shepherd cares for the sheep of his pasture (Ps. 23:1).
  • Yahweh Tsidkenu: “The Lord our Righteousness.” Portrays the Lord as the means of our righteousness (Jer. 23:6).
  • Yahweh Shammah: “The Lord is there.” Portrays the Lord’s personal presence in the millennial kingdom (Ezek. 48:35).
  • Yahweh Elohim Israel: “The Lord, the God of Israel.” Identifies Yahweh as the God of Israel in contrast to the false gods of the nations (Jud. 5:3.; Isa. 17:6). (Source:

Kneel: Heavenly Father, You are my God, my Provider, my Banner, my Peace, my Sanctifier, my Shepherd, my Righteousness…You are my everything and for that I am so thankful. Thank You for using all the circumstances of my life as opportunities to know You in a more personal way as You move on my behalf, working all things together for my good. Thank You for keeping the promises You have given to us in Your word. We trust and wait for the promised return of Jesus Christ. May we be diligent to share this good news with others so that they will be ready at His return. In the life-saving name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

Walking in His Grace, 

**Chime In**

By what name have you experienced God? Please share in the comments below!

Blogging Through the Bible with Good Morning Girls


  1. Good morning! First thank you for being so faithful with sharing your SOAKs with us! I follow along all the time but I don't write comments as I should!! I will share mine today!
    Exodus 6:7-8New International Version (NIV)

    7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”

    O~The Lord is going to take the people as his own people. He was not ashamed to own them as his people. He will be their God, he was not just going to rescue his people from slavery and then leave them to their own creation. He was committed to them, and good and bad times. He was going to fill his purposes in them and through them. He promises he will bring them to The promised land. His final premise is that he will give this land to them as a possession.

    A~ The Lord never charges for his blessings they come from his good hand and are given to us by his grace and out of his mercy towards us. We are slaves to sin. It was Christ who rescued and freed from our own slavery by his powerful work of redemption. When he redeems us he takes us to be his own possession he does not leave us or forsake us but is with us always and he is taking us to be with him in heaven.
    Have a blessed day!
    I truly enjoy reading all your posts and hope I can post some comments here and there! But know I read the and am with you!

    1. Hi, April! Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your SOAK with me today!

      I love what you said about God being committed in the good times and in the bad times. He truly never leaves us nor forsakes us.

      Glad to know you are here with me, and I look forward to reading more of your comments!