Moses and Aaron

What does a royal priest do, and why is it important?

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A priest represents God to the people and the people to God. Read Exodus 3:7-17 and consider why God asks Moses to represent him.


After God delivers the Israelites from Pharoah’s oppression, he calls them to be a kingdom of priests. Read Exodus 19:3-6. What must the Israelites trust and do to represent God to other nations?


What do the Israelites trust and do instead? Read Exodus 32:1-5.


The Israelites are in trouble. How does Moses act as a priest for Israel? Read Exodus 32:30-32 and consider how Moses’ actions point to Jesus (e.g., Heb. 3:1-6; Rom. 5:6-8; John 10:14-18; 1 Pet. 3:18). How does Jesus complete what Moses foreshadowed?


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