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February 2016


Exodus 5:10-23 Moses and Aaron deliver the LORD’s message: “Let my people go” But Pharaoh is singularly unimpressed. “Who is the LORD?”  (Exodus 5:2) “I’ve heard of Ra, Amun, Osiris, Isis, Seth, Nephthys, these gods I know.  Who is this LORD??” Pharaoh has no time for weak men preaching a weak message about an unknown God.  […]

Let my people go

Exodus 5:1-9 Moses was 80 and his brother Aaron was 83 when they confronted Pharaoh.  They went as a double-act – Moses putting words in Aaron’s mouth. Their message has become famous Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go (Exodus 5:1) A chapter previously the LORD put it slightly differently: Israel […]

Putting words in his mouth

Exodus 4:1-17 If you accuse me of putting words in your mouth you’re probably complaining that I’m misrepresenting your views.  Perhaps I have elaborated on your statement in a way you never intended.  “Stop putting words in my mouth,” you’ll say. But the biblical origin of the phrase is a little different. In the Bible, […]

A land flowing with milk and honey

Exodus 3:14-22 Egypt was not a bad land.  In fact it was a very good land.  Genesis 13:10 describes it as “like the garden of the LORD”!  And under the wise and righteous rule of Joseph it had flourished, with the Israelites enjoying “the fat of the land.” But since Joseph had been forgotten (Exodus […]


Exodus 3:7-14 Recently Reebok ran an advertising campaign with the slogan “I am what I am.”  I wonder whether they knew they were ‘taking the LORD’s name in vain’? But actually, anyone who says “I am what I am” must be aware of what a divine pronouncement they’ve uttered.  They are giving a final word […]

Burning bush

Exodus 3:1-6 Usually when we talk of a “burning bush experience” we mean a divine encounter of grand proportions.  A happening so earth-shattering it awakens you to spiritual realities. Yet, when you think about it, a burning bush isn’t the most arresting vision conceivable.  In fact for the director of Exodus the Movie, the special […]

Reading Between the Lines / King’s English Catch Up

You might have noticed a break in communications here recently. I’ve been working hard on Reading Between the Lines, a daily devotional based on the King’s English. In these videos I update the King’s English entries, using a modern translation and make it available on YouTube and as a Podcast and Vodcast. Subscribe here. Below, […]

A stranger in a strange land

Exodus 2:11-25 Exhausted, the freedom fighter slumped by a well.  He had taken a risk, initiating a violent coup.  But now he’s a failed revolutionary without a friend in the world.  A week earlier he had been a prince in the most powerful court on earth.  Now, aged 40, he’s Egypt’s most wanted man. Moses’ […]