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18 May, 2015
Search The Scriptures — Study 01 — Exodus 1 and 2
Study 01 From The book of Exodus Is: Exodus 1 and 2
I felt important to give you the author’s
background on Exodus because mid 2000 during my wilderness walk with Him, I was
surprised to see that God took me back to basics in this book of Exodus to
learn how important each steps were to Him, how they must be applied to our
lives and our souls and how to avoid responding like the Israelites. It is
there, I learned to talk boldly about the wilderness life as if it was something
expected in the Christian life. I was pleasantly surprised when I read the author's thoughts on the same issue, penned in black and white.
The name Exodus, taken from the Septuagint
translation, means ‘going out’. By applying the word ‘redeem’ to the great
deliverance from Egypt (Ex: 6:6; 15:13), the book itself shows us in which
direction to look for the spiritual meaning lying behind the historic fact. These twenty chapters are indeed full of
teaching; not only the Exodus itself, but also the Red Sea, Marah, Elim, the
manna, the rock, and the life-giving water, to name only the chief examples,
all speak to us of spiritual truth.
In these chapters we read:
(a)Of redemption from bondage by
power, and from death by the shedding of blood.
(b)Of the love of God, manifesting
itself first in compassion for His suffering people, then in action for their
deliverance, and in wonderful patience with their faithlessness and obstinacy.
(c)Of the holiness of God
demanding consecration, separation and purity, and giving a law which must be
(d)Of the amazing ingratitude of
man, despite the countless benefits showered upon him, and of a ready promise
(so soon broken) to do all that God commanded.
(e)But also of one man, Moses,
who, like Abraham and Joseph before him, lived in the consciousness of God’s
presence and showed steadfast fidelity and conspicuous faith.
HERE IS THE STUDY
1.What are the contrasting
attitudes of the Israelites toward their circumstances, as revealed in this
passage? Cf. Heb. 11:23-25. What is God’s attitude to the situation? See
2.By what varied means from birth
onwards was Moses prepared for his life-work? Cf. Acts 7:20-29. What does this
reveal concerning God’s way of working?