Bible Reading / Book By Book: Genesis to 2 Samuel

Day 17 / Exodus 13

God gives further instruction regarding the celebration of Passover. Verse 9 has some interesting imagery. They are told that God’s Law or Word should be bound to their foreheads and hands and in their mouths. In other words, God’s Word should be closely connected to what they think, do, take in and speak. God then begins to guide the people using a cloud in daytime and fire by night.

Being led by God in such a direct way as God did here with a cloud sounds like a good situation. I don’t have that opportunity, but we can still make God’s Word an integral part of our thinking, actions and speech.