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Bible Commentaries
Exodus 24

Hawker's Poor Man's CommentaryPoor Man's Commentary

Verse 1


This Chapter relates the interview between Moses and the people, when in his descent from the mount he delivered to them the law which he had received. Moses is again called up to the mount, where he continues forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 24:1

Genesis 7:1 .

Verse 2

Can anything be more striking, in reference to the Lord Jesus, as the sole Mediator between God and man? 1 Timothy 2:5 ; Jeremiah 30:21 .

Verse 3

Deuteronomy 5:27-29 ; Jeremiah 42:6 .

Verse 4

Perhaps this altar was designed to represent God's covenant, and the twelve pillars the twelve tribes of Israel. Moses standing between the altar and the pillars, perhaps represented the Lord Jesus as the Mediator.

Verse 5

Psalms 50:5

Verses 6-8

Paul gives the best explanation of his passage, Hebrews 9:19-28 .

Verses 9-10

Was not this the Lord Jesus? see John 1:18 , compared with John 1:14 .

Verse 11

Daniel 10:19 . By their eating and drinking, it should seem is intimated that the consciousness of God's presence refreshed them. Is there not a spiritual sense in it of sacramental ordinances? Luke 22:30; Luke 22:30 .

Verse 12

Psalms 147:19-20 .

Verse 13

Psalms 147:19-20 .

Verse 14

Genesis 22:5 .

Verse 15

Matthew 17:5 .

Verse 16

Was not this seventh day the Lord's day? Revelation 1:10 .

Verse 17

Hebrews 12:29 ; Psalms 1:3 .

Verse 18

What an evident type of the Lord Jesus! Matthew 4:2 .


Reader! let you and I learn, from the perusal of this Chapter, to prize the invaluable privileges to which we are called, in having our Almighty Mediator, even the Lord Jesus, to go in before the divine presence for us at all times, and upon all occasions. Blessed be that merciful dispensation, which brings us near in his blood and righteousness: so that we can, and do, behold him as the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person. And may we never lose sight of that unspeakable mercy by which we have confidence, that the Lord Jesus having accomplished the redemption of his people, is now ascended up on high, hath led captivity captive, and received gifts for men, yea saith the Holy Ghost, (as if we ought to take particular notice of that) even for the rebellious that the Lord God might dwell among them. Blessed Lord! while I read of Moses, in this interview, let thy grace direct me to behold thee, and by thy power enable me to keep it ever in view, that thou art gone up unto the mount to thy Father, and our Father; and there let my soul, by faith, continually ascend, and dwell until that hour shall arrive, when thou wilt return to take thy people to thyself, that where thou art, there they may be also.

Bibliographical Information
Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 24". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pmc/exodus-24.html. 1828.
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