Exodus In Review
It’s an understatement to say a lot happens in the book of Exodus. Once Joseph dies, Israel quickly finds itself enslaved and things look pretty bleak. From there, Exodus 3-40 takes place over a roughly two year period. From God’s call of Moses, to the completion of the tabernacle, so much unfolds in front of us. Moses is a case study on leadership. Pharoah is a case study on pride. The Israelites are a case study on group behavior. And the entire book is a case study on the sovereignty of God.
There are some high highs and some low lows in Exodus. God gives the Ten Commandments to Moses in a dramatic scene at the top of Mount Sinai. He also establishes the Mosaic Covenant with Israel as a sign of his love for them. We see moments of extreme faithfulness and obedience to what God is telling them to do. Then after everything the Israelites have been through, we still see them melting down their gold so they can worship a golden calf. Israel wanders and returns, much like we do. We worship God with everything we have and then later that day we craft an idol out of whatever we think will bring us satisfaction in the moment. Yet God stays the same.
We’re moving on to the book of Hebrews next. After spending the last 15 weeks reading Genesis and Exodus, we thought it was time to head back to the New Testament. Hebrews is full of references to the Old Testament (Exodus in particular) and it seemed like a great bridge to Jesus. We’re so excited to begin this journey through Hebrews on Monday! Before we do that, take some time today to reflect on what you learned in Exodus.
- What did you learn about God throughout the book of Exodus?
- What did you learn about humanity throughout the book of Exodus?
- Why is it important for us to understand the story of Exodus?
- What stuck out to you the most during the plagues?
- What did you learn about leadership from Moses?
- What connections to Jesus were you able to make throughout the book of Exodus?
- What story from Exodus stuck out to you the most? Why did that one speak to you?