September 11-16
Exodus 22-25
Devotional Background

Who wrote the book?

As with Genesis, early Jewish traditions name Moses as the most likely and best qualified person to have authored Exodus. This theory is
supported by a number of factors. Moses’s unique education in the
royal courts of Egypt certainly provided him the opportunity and ability to pen these works (Acts 7:22). Internal evidence (material found within the text of Exodus itself ) adds support for Moses’s authorship. Many conversations, events, and geographical details could be known only by an eyewitness or participant. For example, the text reads: “Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said,” (Exodus 24:4 NIV).
Additionally, other biblical books refer to “the law of Moses” ( Joshua 1:7; 1 Kings 2:3), indicating that Exodus, which includes rules and
regulations, was written by Moses. Jesus Himself introduced a quote from Exodus 20:12 and 21:17 with the words, “For Moses said” (Mark 7:10), confirming His own understanding of the book’s author.

The title “Exodus” comes from the Septuagint, which derived it from the primary event found in the book, the deliverance from slavery and “exodus” or departure of the Israelite nation out of Egypt by the hand of Yahweh, the God of their forefathers.


Weekly Schedule
Day 1 (September 11)
Exodus 22:1-15
Focus Text: Exodus 22:6
Day 2 (September 12)
Exodus 22:16-31
Focus Text: Exodus 22:22-24
Day 3 (September 13)
Exodus 23:1-19
Focus Text: Exodus 23:13
Day 4 (September 14)
Exodus 23:20-33
Focus Text: Exodus 23:23
Day 5 (September 15)
Exodus 24:1-18
Focus Text: Exodus 24:9-10
Day 6 (September 16)
Exodus 25:1-22
Focus Text: Exodus 25:22
Memory Verse
Exodus 23:32   “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”
September 18-23
Exodus 25-28
Devotional Background

Where are we?

Exodus begins in the Egyptian region called Goshen. The people then traveled out of Egypt and, it is traditionally believed, moved toward the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula. They camped at Mount Sinai, where Moses received God’s commandments.

The book covers a period of approximately eighty years, from shortly before Moses’s birth (c. 1526 BC) to the events that occurred at Mount Sinai in 1446 BC.

Why is Exodus so important?

In Exodus we witness God beginning to fulfill His promises to
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Though the children of Israel were
enslaved in a foreign land, God miraculously and dramatically
delivered them to freedom. He then established Israel as a
theocratic nation under His covenant with Moses on Mount Sinai. The ten plagues, the Passover, the parting of the Red Sea, the fearsome
majesty of God’s presence at Mount Sinai, the giving of the Ten
Commandments, the building of the tabernacle . . . these events from Exodus are foundational to the Jewish faith. And they provide
crucial background context to help future readers of Scripture
understand the entire Bible’s message of redemption. The frequency of references to Exodus by various biblical writers, and even Jesus’s own words, testify to its importance.


Weekly Schedule
Day 1 (September 18)
Exodus 25:23-40
Focus Text: Exodus 25:32
Day 2 (September 19)
Exodus 26:1-18
Focus Text: Exodus 26:4-5
Day 3 (September 20)
Exodus 26:19-37
Focus Text: Exodus 26:36
Day 4 (September 21)
Exodus 27:1-21
Focus Text: Exodus 27:20-21
Day 5 (September 22)
Exodus 28:1-25
Focus Text: Exodus 28:1
Day 6 (September 23)
Exodus 28:26-43
Focus Text: Exodus 28:43
Memory Verse
 Exodus 29:9   “And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.”
September 25-30
Exodus 29-32
Devotional Background

What's the big idea?

The overall theme of Exodus is redemption—how God
delivered the Israelites and made them His special
people. After He rescued them from slavery, God
provided the Law, which gave instructions on how the people could be consecrated or made holy. He
established a system of sacrifice, which guided them in appropriate worship behavior. Just as significantly, God provided detailed directions on the building of His
tabernacle, or tent. He intended to live among the
Israelites and manifest His shekinah glory (Exodus 40:34–35)—another proof that they were indeed His people.

The Mosaic Covenant, unveiled initially through the Decalogue (Ten Commandments), provides the
foundation for the beliefs and practices of Judaism, from common eating practices to complex worship
regulations. Through the Law, God says that all of life relates to God. Nothing is outside His jurisdiction.





Weekly Schedule
Day 1 (September 25)
Exodus 29:1-25
Focus Text: Exodus 29:9
Day 2 (September 26)
Exodus 29:26-46
Focus Text: Exodus 29:33-34
Day 3 (September 27)
Exodus 30:1-21
Focus Text: Exodus 30:7
Day 4 (September 28)
Exodus 30:22-38
Focus Text: Exodus 30:37-38
Day 5 (September 29)
Exodus 31:1-18
Focus Text: Exodus 31:12-13
Day 6 (September 30)
Exodus 32:1-24
Focus Text: Exodus 32:1
Memory Verse
 Exodus 29:18   “And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.”
October 2-7
Exodus 32-35
Devotional Background
How do I apply this?

Like the Israelites who left Egypt, all believers in Christ are redeemed and consecrated to God. Under the
Mosaic Covenant, people annually sacrificed
unblemished animals according to specific regulations in order to have their sins covered, or borne, by that animal. The author of the New Testament book of
Hebrews tells us, “But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (Hebrews 10:3–4 NIV). Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross fulfilled the Law. As the perfect Lamb of God, He took away our sin
permanently when He sacrificed Himself on our behalf. “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (10:10 NIV).
Have you accepted His sacrifice on your behalf? Are you truly “redeemed”? If you’d like to learn about this, see “How to Begin a Relationship with God.”


Weekly Schedule
Day 1 (October 2)
Exodus 32:25-35
Focus Text: Exodus 32:30-32

Day 2 (October 3)
Exodus 33:1-23
Focus Text: Exodus 33:11
Day 3 (October 4)
Exodus 34:1-28
Focus Text: Exodus 34:21
Day 4 (October 5)
Exodus 34:29-35
Focus Text: Exodus 34:29-30
Day 5 (October 6)
Exodus 35:1-19
Focus Text: Exodus 35:1-3
Day 6 (October 7)
Exodus 35:20-35
Focus Text: Exodus 35:34
Memory Verse
Exodus 33:11   “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man
speaketh unto his friend.  And he turned again into
the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun,