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As I was reading through Exodus (chapters 14 through 26 or so) today, it caught my eye that Moses was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights when God gave him the commandments. All too often, we highlight the 10 commandments, then perhaps skip ahead to the scripture shortly after this to talk about the fact that the Israelites got restless and made themselves an idol and Moses broke the tablets…

But most of us never really realize that Moses was up on that mountain for 40 days and 40 nights getting instruction from God. God spent 40 days teaching Moses the rest of His law, showing him blueprints for the tabernacle and the ark and everything else.

This wasn’t the first time that God had spent an extended amount of time teaching Moses, either… Moses didn’t just see the burning bush then run off to tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go. Moses spent quite a long learning from God and preparing before God sent him back to Egypt.

I’m tempted to write a expound on this, but I can’t seem to focus my thoughts on the subject, so I’ll leave it here for now :)

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