Father of My Lord Jesus the Christ

There is not greater glory to give 

than that which your son has done

and I in awe of you have shared

That which puts your people in remembrance of you

O Lord Hear Our Cry

O Lord My God 

Have Mercy On Us

As we sleep and when we wake


God Of Heaven and Earth for your People I pray


CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Imitation of Christ" -Thomas a Kempis

The Imitation of Christ

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We must not trust every word of others or feeling within ourselves, but cautiously and patiently try the matter, whether it be of God. 

Unhappily we are so weak that we find it easier to believe and speak evil of others, rather than good. 

But they that are perfect, do not give ready heed to every news-bearer, for they know man's weakness that it is prone to evil and unstable in words.

2. This is great wisdom, not to be hasty in action, or stubborn in our own opinions. A part of this wisdom also is not to believe every word we hear, nor to tell others all that we hear, even though we believe it. 

ake counsel with a man who is wise and of a good conscience; and seek to be instructed by one better than thyself, rather than to follow thine own inventions. 

A good life maketh a man wise toward God, and giveth him experience in many things. The more humble a man is in himself, and the more obedient towards God, the wiser will he be in all things, and the more shall his soul be at peace.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Morning & Evening" -C.H. Spurgeon

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Psalm 65:11
Thy paths drop fatness.
Many are "the paths of the Lord" which "drop fatness," but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, "My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me." 
Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought. Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong-if not happy. T

The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not sparkling with the joy of the Lord. 

Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. 

Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel's fields. There is another especial path dropping with fatness to those who walk therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of fellowship with Jesus! 

Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus' bosom. Few Christians understand it, they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of Nebo: they live in the outer court, they enter not the holy place, they take not up the privilege of priesthood. 

At a distance they see the sacrifice, but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit thou ever under the shadow of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches thereof; let thy beloved be unto thee as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, and thou shalt be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. 

O Jesus, visit us with Thy salvation!

1 Samuel 15:22
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.
Paul had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. 

When called to account for this, he declared that he did it with a view of offering sacrifice to God; but Samuel met him at once with the assurance that sacrifices were no excuse for an act of direct rebellion. 

The sentence before us is worthy to be printed in letters of gold, and to be hung up before the eyes of the present idolatrous generation, who are very fond of the fineries of will-worship, but utterly neglect the laws of God. 

Be it ever in your remembrance, that to keep strictly in the path of your Saviour's command is better than any outward form of religion; and to hearken to His precept with an attentive ear is better than to bring the fat of rams, or any other precious thing to lay upon His altar. 

If you are failing to keep the least of Christ's commands to His disciples, I pray you be disobedient no longer. All the pretensions you make of attachment to your Master, and all the devout actions which you may perform, are no recompense for disobedience. "To obey," even in the slightest and smallest thing, "is better than sacrifice," however pompous. 

Talk not of Gregorian chants, sumptuous robes, incense, and banners; the first thing which God requires of His child is obedience; and though you should give your body to be burned, and all your goods to feed the poor, yet if you do not hearken to the Lord's precepts, all your formalities shall profit you nothing.

 It is a blessed thing to be teachable as a little child, but it is a much more blessed thing when one has been taught the lesson, to carry it out to the letter. How many adorn their temples and decorate their priests, but refuse to obey the word of the Lord! My soul, come not thou into their secret.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Behold the blood of the covenant" - Daily Light

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One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you. - The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls. - It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Jesus said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. - By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. - Peace through the blood of his cross.

Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, ... but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, ... manifest in these last times for you.

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you and ye shall be clean: ... from all your idols, will I cleanse you. - Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.

JOHN 19:34. Exo. 24:8. Lev. 17:11. Heb. 10:4. Mark 14:24. -Heb. 9:12. Col. 1:20. I Pet. 1:18-20. Ezek. 36:25. Heb. 10:22.



Amen: the LORD God ... say so too. - He who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth (Heb. The Amen) and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth (The Amen).

When God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.

These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness. - For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever. Amen, and Amen.

MATT. 6:13. I Kgs. 1:36. Isa. 65:16. Heb.6:13,16 18. Rev. 3:14. II Cor. 1:20. Psa.72:18,19.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Getting to Know God" -A.W.Tozer

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Getting to Know God

Often enough we have been warned that the morality of any nation or civilization will follow its concepts of God. A parallel truth is less often heard: When a church begins to think impurely and inadequately about God, decline sets in.
We must think nobly and speak worthily of God. Our God is sovereign. We would do well to follow our old-fashioned forebears who knew what it was to kneel in breathless, wondering adoration in the presence of the God who is willing to claim us as His own through grace.
Some are still asking, "What is God like?" God Himself has given us a final, complete answer. Jesus said, "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9).
For those of us who have put our faith in Jesus Christ, the quest of the ages is over. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, came to dwell among us, being "the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being." For us, I say, the quest is over because God has now revealed Himself to us. What Jesus is, the Father is. Whoever looks on the Lord Jesus Christ looks upon all of God. Jesus is God thinking God's thoughts. Jesus is God feeling the way God feels. Jesus is God now doing what God does.


Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my God!' John 20:28


The more time we devote to breathless adoration in the presence of God the more we shall apprehend the greatness of Christ. In gazing upon Him we know more and more of God the Father.


Lord, teach me how to worship, really worship You.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "The Key To Missionary Devotion" -My Utmost for His Highest

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The Key To Missionary Devotion

Our Lord has told us how love to Him is to manifest itself. "Lovest thou Me?" "Feed My sheep" – identify yourself with My interests in other people, not, identify Me with your interests in other people. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 gives the character of this love, it is the love of God expressing itself. The test of my love for Jesus is the practical one, all the rest is sentimental jargon.

Loyalty to Jesus Christ is the supernatural work of Redemption wrought in me by the Holy Ghost Who sheds abroad the love of God in my heart, and that love works efficaciously through me in contact with everyone I meet. I remain loyal to His Name although every common-sense fact gives the lie to Him, and declares that He has no more power than a morning mist.

The key to missionary devotion means being attached to nothing and no one saving Our Lord Himself, not being detached from things externally. Our Lord was amazingly in and out among ordinary things; His detachment was on the inside towards God. External detachment is often an indication of a secret vital attachment to the things we keep away from externally.

The loyalty of a missionary is to keep his soul concentratedly open to the nature of the Lord Jesus Christ. The men and women Our Lord sends out on His enterprises are the ordinary human stuff, plus dominating devotion to Himself wrought by the Holy Ghost.


"For as often as ye eat this bread, 
and drink this cup,
 ye do shew the Lord's death till he come."


The means more than once a month
once a year, or even only on passover.


Now I don't know about you
But if
ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

Then I think we could call that Witnessing.
I think we could call that a Testimony
I think we could call that Evangelism



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Like a Jew

Like a Gentile

like the Son of God did.


You might want to take a second look.

Look up the Word Gentile in the Bible
Read Every Occasion listed
It sounds like Evangelical Christianity

Look up the Word Jew in the Bible
Do you really want to be like that which is listed?

Maybe you do
I Don't.

I want to be like Jesus
without interpretation or compromise
and I know I am not.

Are you?

DAILY DEVOTIONS: "who humbles himself." -Mike MacIntosh

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And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 23:12

Jesus never got angry with anyone... except the religious leaders of His day. He never yelled at a teenager for having sex on a Friday night. He never scolded anyone for smoking a joint, or getting drunk, or stealing from a business partner. Instead, He always said, "Repent." But it was a different story with the religious leaders. Jesus didn't hesitate to rebuke the scribes and Pharisees. And He did it in front of the people who respected them most -- the public.

The scribes and Pharisees were hugely popular among the people of Jesus' time. Unlike the Sadducees, who were the "snobby," upper-class aristocrats, the scribes and Pharisees were mostly middle-class businessmen, lawyers, and judges. Even though the Sadducees were technically more powerful, the scribes and Pharisees were much more famous -- and they knew it. 

They liked that the people looked to them for the interpretation of the truth, rather than looking to God. They liked making themselves the peoples' only access to God. But Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).

You see, the scribes and Pharisees had exalted themselves to the very throne that Jesus came to occupy. They had made themselves the "way" and the "truth" -- except they neither had the power to give life to one lost soul, nor did they even desire such a thing; they only wanted power and fame for themselves. 

They didn't love the people -- they thought they were better than the people. They didn't care for the people -- they burdened the people. And Jesus would not tolerate it. Four times in Matthew 23, He says, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees!" Is it a surprise thatJesus would want to warn the multitudes of such vultures? Is it any wonder that He would be outraged by such pride?

Today, who sits on the throne of your heart? Is it you? Are you, like the Pharisees, living only for yourself, even when it burdens and impedes others? When we exalt ourselves, we tell the world that this is exactly the case. But if Jesus Christ sits on the throne of your heart, He will be life to you, and you will bring life to others.

 Some of us walk around with these big burdens on our shoulders, but if you will place Jesus on the throne of your heart, you will be totally free -- free from religion and the entanglements that men have put in your way; free from the stumbling blocks that make you feel guilty. God is madly in love with you. Not just a little bit. His love is overpowering. He forgives you of your sins, and He sets you free. Jesus said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).

May I encourage you to exalt Jesus higher and higher in your life. Make Him the center of everything. Don't exalt yourself, and don't look to others who exalt themselves. Matthew 23:11 says that "he who is greatest among you shall be your servant." Humble yourself, and become someone, like Jesus, who gives, who loves, who pours out their life for others -- and who never asks for anything in return. That is being a servant... and that is greatness.

DAILY DEVOTIONS: "Frightening Feelings" -David McGee

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Frightening Feelings
Romans 8:6
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

Acting on feelings is very dangerous. If you do what you 'feel like' doing, most times you'll get in trouble. Following our feelings can lead to broken relationships, prison, depression and even do far worse. So the question is, "What filter do we use to help us control our thoughts and feelings?" 

While the world may say, "If it feels right do it," God's Word says that we don't have the ability to know what is "right" without His direction. We need His guidance, through the Bible.

When we process our thoughts and feelings through the Bible's instructions and God's promises, we will be better able to replace the bad or harmful thoughts with those that are good and beneficial. Submitting to God's Word and Spirit allows us to know what is good and right. It gives us hope in something greater than our own understanding and therefore, we walk in light rather than darkness.

Do not take your dark brooding thoughts out and play with them. Do not sit and focus on what's wrong. Don't allow your desires to run away with you. Take your thoughts captive. Do not walk in fear. Fight the good fight. God will give you victory!

Life Lesson: Sometimes thoughts and feelings are great and good and holy; sometimes they are dark and brooding and torturous.

Dear God,
Thank You for the power I have in Christ to overcome bad thoughts and harmful feelings. It is because of Your promises of hope and salvation that I can rejoice no matter what my situation may be. It's with Your power that I can control my emotions rather than my emotions controlling me. Thank You Jesus! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee

DAILY DEVOTIONS: "To all who are waiting…" -Bob Coy

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To all who are waiting…
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool." Psalms 110:1 (NKJV)

We're often under the impression that waiting is something that's contrary to God's will for our lives. Our wiring for action and activity resists the dynamic and the discipline that waiting requires and produces. We incorrectly assume that waiting must mean something somewhere is wrong and God's will isn't being accomplished.

In actual fact, the will of God almost always involves an element of waiting. It's not necessarily contrary to the achievement of God's will, but it is often the very evidence of it!

Case in point, the opening verse of Psalm 110 is actually a conversation between the Father ("the LORD") and the Son, Jesus Christ ("my Lord"). Now, we can't possibly find a clearer expression of the divine will than this. This is the Father telling the Son what to d "Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool."

Prophetically, this is describing the time between Christ's ascension and His Second Coming to rule the world. Jesus ascended and took His place at His Father's right hand nearly 2,000 years ago, and He is still waiting for His coronation as the King of the Earth, which will be at that time when every enemy is subdued before His feet (Revelation 19).

Now, if it's the Father's will that His own Son wait, how much more can we expect Him to call us to the same discipline? The point is simply this: Waiting doesn't mean we're out of God's will or that we aren't accomplishing it. It's quite possible that our waiting is the proof that we are.

So if you've been called to wait, be encouraged that Jesus is waiting too, and that you're waiting is actually walking…walking in God's will.
Eternal Father, we confess that it's hard for us to wait. Give us the grace to wait in a way that honors and pleases You.
Think about it…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?

DAILY DEVOTIONS: "Where Needs Are Met (Psalm 23:2-3a)" -Ray Steadman

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Through The Valley  (Psalm 23:4)

Read the Scripture: Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).
This again is a very picturesque scene. The shepherd is leading the sheep back home at evening. As they go down through a narrow gorge, the long shadows lie across the trail. In the Hebrew this is a valley of deep shadows. The sheep, because they are so timid and defenseless, are frightened by their experience. But they trust the shepherd, and therefore they are comforted. They will fear no evil because the shepherd is with them. We are reminded of the Lord's words quoted in the book of Hebrews: Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Hence we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:6). I do not know what your experience has been, but whenever I'm in a situation like this, when there is a great deal of pressure, I begin to wonder if the Lord hasn't abandoned me. But He says He never leaves us, never forsakes us. He is always there. Therefore, we have no reason to fear. That is a great comfort.
And then David writes, Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. The rod was a club that was used to drive off wild animals. It was never used on the sheep but was a heavy instrument used to protect the sheep from marauding predators. The staff was a slender pole with a little crook on the end that was used to aid the sheep. The crook could be hooked around the leg of a sheep to pull it from harm. Or it could be used as an instrument to direct, and occasionally to discipline, the sheep with taps on the side of the body.
Understanding how shepherds tend their sheep has helped me so much in understanding the character of God. When I go wandering away He doesn't say, There goes that stupid sheep, and--WHAP!--down comes that big club! No, His attitude is, How can I help My sheep? How can I move in to bring him back into line? How can I comfort him and supply what he needs? God may have to discipline, but He always does it in love. He reproves, corrects, encourages, and instructs in righteousness, dealing with us firmly and gently.
The rod and staff are also used against the two greatest enemies we have to face. The rod is for the enemy without, Satan, who is working through the world system to destroy us. Jesus said, He is a liar and a murderer. He's out to devour us, and so the Lord uses the club on him. But I am the other enemy, the enemy within. In the immortal words, We have met the enemy, and he is us. I know that. The shepherd's staff is used to chasten and subdue the enemy within. But the confidence He gives is that I have nothing to fear, neither from the enemy without or from the enemy within.
Lord, thank You for leading me through the dark valley, keeping me from harm as I go. Thank You even for Your reproof and correction, which is another expression of Your great love.
Life Application: The Good Shepherd surrounds His sheep with His constant presence. What are two evidences of His protecting love and His firm and gentle care for the sheep?
We hope you were blessed by this daily devotional.


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 Numbers 33:1-37
“For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them. Also on their gods the Lord had executed judgments.” –Numbers 33:4

The children of Abraham had spent 400 years in a land where the forces of nature and the animal kingdom were worshiped as gods. This idol worship had a major impact upon the thinking of the Jewish people. The ten plagues God brought upon the land of Egypt were designed to graphically display the complete inability of these “gods” to withstand the actions of the True and Living God— first for God’s own people, but also for the entire Egyptian empire.

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, powerfully expresses the results of God exposing the false hope the people had in gods shaped by their own vain imaginations. “Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good which the LORD had done for Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, ‘Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them’” (Ex. 18:9-11).

But let’s not think that the days of idolatry are over. Far from it. Modern societies have created their own ways of worshiping things lesser than God. Men and women, beyond measure, bow to the power of money. Others bow to the empty philosophies crafted in the limited minds of fallen people. Still others succumb to the worship of the injustices and evil in our world. A growing number even return to the ancient worship of nature and an undefined “force” that can be drawn upon for “spiritual” power to override the negative impact of evil that is all around us.

In spite of all the advancement in technology much of humanity still looks to nature and themselves to be the only gods they will consider worshiping. The elevated belief in a supreme eternal being who is the source of life and truth is still a major threat to the self-idolatrous nature of a fallen people. Our self-idolatry longs to worship what we can control, create, and change to our liking.

We must ask ourselves two basic questions. What is our relationship to 21st-century idolatry? What can expose the false hope that blinds so many from the true and living God? I believe we can become a major force, helping to replace the counterfeit gods of the 21st century with the real thing. This requires that we live in full confidence in God and the ways of His Kingdom to the point that our lives become living proof that all other gods are weak counterfeits. It is for us to be light on a hill that illuminates God’s path out of the gross darkness of our time and into the glorious light of Christ.


NUMBERS 33:1-37


1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of the Lord. And these are their journeys according to their starting points:
3 They departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians. 4 For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them. Also on their gods the Lord had executed judgments.
5 Then the children of Israel moved from Rameses and camped at Succoth. 6 They departed from Succoth and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness. 7 They moved from Etham and turned back to Pi Hahiroth, which is east of Baal Zephon; and they camped near Migdol. 8 They departed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, went three days’ journey in the Wilderness of Etham, and camped at Marah. 9 They moved from Marah and came to Elim. At Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there.
10 They moved from Elim and camped by the Red Sea. 11 They moved from the Red Sea and camped in the Wilderness of Sin.12 They journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah. 13 They departed from Dophkah and camped at Alush.14 They moved from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.
15 They departed from Rephidim and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai. 16 They moved from the Wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah. 17 They departed from Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 18 They departed from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah. 19 They departed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perez. 20 They departed from Rimmon Perez and camped at Libnah. 21 They moved from Libnah and camped at Rissah. 22 They journeyed from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah. 23 They went from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher. 24 They moved from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah. 25 They moved from Haradah and camped at Makheloth. 26 They moved from Makheloth and camped at Tahath. 27 They departed from Tahath and camped at Terah. 28 They moved from Terah and camped at Mithkah. 29 They went from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah. 30 They departed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth. 31 They departed from Moseroth and camped at Bene Jaakan. 32 They moved from Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Hagidgad. 33 They went from Hor Hagidgad and camped at Jotbathah. 34 They moved from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah. 35 They departed from Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber. 36 They moved from Ezion Geber and camped in the Wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh. 37 They moved from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the boundary of the land of Edom.




v. 1 Journeys of the Children of Israel - This chapter contains a brief, but detailed record of the journeys of the children of Israel from the time they left Egypt to the time they arrived in the Promised Land. There are 40 significant encampments mentioned. Unfortunately, most of these locations are unknown to us today.
v. 2 Now Moses Wrote Down - It is noteworthy to realize that Moses himself personally recorded these events. Moses was well educated and competent to give accurate testimony to these events as he was raised and educated as royalty in Pharaoh’s house (Acts 7:22).
v. 3 Rameses - The metropolis of the land of Goshen in Egypt where the Hebrew slaves once lived. Rameses was most likely the capitol city. This area is known today as Cairo.
In the First Month - This was not the first month on the Egyptian calendar. Because of this new beginning for the Children of Israel, God set this month as the first month for His chosen people, starting an entirely new calendar for the Jews (Ex. 12:2; 13:4).
The Passover - This is the most significant event in Jewish history before Christ. The Passover is when God sent judgment upon the land of Egypt through the angel of death. This action was designed to convince Pharaoh to release God’s people from slavery. This angel of death was instructed to take the lives of all the firstborn males in Egypt. Everyone that followed the Lord’s specific instructions of sacrificing a lamb and placing the lamb’s blood on the doorposts of their homes were spared from judgment (Ex. 12). After this event the Children of Israel were able to boldly leave in the sight of all the Egyptians.
v. 4 The Gods of Egypt - Ancient Egypt worshipped over 1,500 gods and goddesses. However, the One True God revealed His superiority over the false gods of Egypt during the plagues of Egypt.
v. 5 Succoth - This word means “booths” or “tents.” The name likely came after this event because all of God’s people first dwelt in tents here. Succoth was still within the borders of Egypt.
v. 6 Etham - There are different theories about the location of this place. The estimation ranges anywhere from one to fifty miles from the land of Goshen. All we know with certainty is that Etham was “on the edge of the wilderness.”
v. 7 Pi Hahiroth - Not much is known about this location. However, we do know that it was located somewhere to the West of the Red Sea.