Today, we move on to the 24th chapter of Exodus at the end of what is known as the Book of the Covenant, which began in chapter 20. The covenant with the Lord is confirmed with blood (verses 6 and 8). In verses 9-11, man eats in God’s presence – the closest yet to the relationship man had with Him in the garden of Eden. Verse 4 is our first reference to Moses writing down the words of the Lord.
Verse 13 is our first reference to Joshua as Moses’ assistant, as he accompanies Moses until he finishes the journey into the mountain of God, where he remains for 40 days and nights. Aaron, his sons Nadab and Abihu, and the rest of the elders also remain below, as the Lord commanded.
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