Today’s Old Testament chronological reading is in Exodus 11 and 12.
The Psalms/ Proverbs reading is in Psalm 52.
The New Testament reading is in Mark 10.
In the Exodus reading today, Exo 11:9-10 is a summary and conclusion of the result of the plagues. It turns out is a bookend, with plagues one through nine in the center (see the download for the expanded Chiastic structure). The central axis of plagues one through nine is Exo 9:13-21, the warning of the plague of hail:
YHVH glorified His name, the purpose of the signs and wonders. But how interesting that His mercy is heart and center of His glory, surrounded by His signs and wonders, the very thing we find as we are reading through Mark as well. When the children of Israel left Egypt, a mixed multitude went with them. There were Egyptians, and slaves of other nations as well, who learned that YHVH alone is God, who learned to regard the word of YHVH, and who joined themselves with the Israelites in service of YHVH, Creator of heaven and earth. It is all about bringing people who have strayed, who have been deceived by the deceiver, back into the Creator’s house!
Links to previous studies.
Exo 11:1-10 Chiastic structure
Exo 11:1-12:20 Strong theme
Exo 11:1-12:36 Chiastic structure
Exo 12:1-20, Passover instructions
Exo 12:14-20 Chiastic structure
Exo 12:15, Hebrew root words
Exo 12:21-36 Strong theme
Exo 12:37-51, Moses wrote about Messiah
Exo 11 and 12, Finding Messiah in Passover
Psalm 52, The evil of evil speaking (and the chiastic structure)
Psalm 52, Judgment expressing mercy
Mark 9:14-10:45 Chiastic structure
Mark 10, Treasure in heaven
Mark 10, Hardness of heart