Moses sings to praise God. Manna pictures the Word of God. Moses learns he needs others to help him.
Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
Israel wanders away from God. Moses reminds Israel to obey God. We learn the first commandment of all and the key tip for raising children.
God judges those who rebel against Moses and Aaron. God establishes tithing. Moses fails to follow God’s instructions about the rock. The bronze serpent pictures Christ.
O: Israel’s lack of belief prompted God to have them wander 40 years in the wilderness.
WN: The psalmist praises God’s awesome deeds and seeks deliverance from enemies.
We see Christ as a better priest, of a better covenant, better tabernacle, and better sacrifice. To please God, we must have faith, forsake all, and accept Christ.
O: Israel receives God’s Law a second time with emphasis on placing God above all.
WN: The psalmist celebrates the reign of God and invites the listener to rejoice with a joyful noise.
O: The serpent on a pole pictures what Jesus later did on the cross. God turns a curse into a blessing.
WN: The psalmist seeks refuge in God and expresses praise and confidence in God’s power.