Forty days with the Lord

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.09.2017 – Old Testament: Deu 9.9–11

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 8–10 on March 9, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Shortly after Israel left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, the Lord led them by means of Moses to Mt. Sinai, and there something special happened, at least for Moses,

“When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. Then the LORD delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words which the LORD had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. And it came to pass, at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant” (Deuteronomy 9.9–11). 

Moses saw and held in his hands the Ten Commandments. He also stayed on the mountain with the Lord for forty days and forty nights, and the experience must have been so intense that he neither ate food nor drank water the whole time.

Questions:

  • How would you want to spend forty days with the Lord?
  • What do you do with Him now during your alone moments with Him?

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