Moran writes, "The book ends with a very dramatic moment in the lives of the people of Israel, as they completed the construction of the Tent of Meeting (Tabernacle)..."
Moran writes, "As I was reading this week’s parasha (weekly Scripture reading), two verses jumped out immediately. They make so much sense only if we read them with the amazing continuity of God’s Word in mind..."
Moran writes, "Isn’t it amazing what we find when we read the Scriptures beginning to end? He wants to be with you, dear brothers and sisters – the Living God is not a distant god, but rather One who longs to be near each of you."
Moran writes, "Perhaps the most stunning reality that I find in the Word is the fact that God, the Creator of the universe, created man and woman in order to have relationship with us."
Moran writes, "First of all, the ancient Israelites understood that blood was connected to atonement, a cleansing of sin, and therefore, I am convinced that they would not have been horrified, but actually rather excited by it..."
Moran writes, "He did all this to be in relationship with Israel. In fact, this is the reason He created man in the first place! And Yeshua brings us back into a right relationship with the Almighty by cleansing us of our sin."
Moran writes, "Maybe you are a follower of Messiah who received the “first” redemption through faith in Yeshua and, like the Children of Israel, you keep looking backward to your old “secure” place instead of setting your eyes on what is to come."
Moran writes, "This week’s Scripture portion is chock-full of wonderful things that connect to Messiah, and how He fulfilled the role as the perfect, unblemished Lamb. I want to focus on verses 5 and 6 in Exodus 12."
Moran writes, "I want to put an emphasis on one thought, which I believe is so important for us to understand: God is the same yesterday, today and forever; He is our Redeemer, our King, and our Sovereign Ruler."
Moran writes, "I want to point out the significance of when the name Jacob is used versus Israel. We remember that Jacob’s name was changed to “Israel” after he wrestled with the divine being in Genesis 32."