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This Is the Old Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. As we read, we’ll gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture.
What Is Exodus? The book of Exodus details how God used Moses to bring the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery, His provision in their wilderness wanderings, and His covenant with them at Mount Sinai, including the beginning of the law
How Exodus Fits Into the Story: Exodus is the high point of redemptive history in the Old Testament. It is a story of salvation that begins with God bringing a captive people out of slavery in Egypt into a place of total dependence on Him. Many patterns and concepts from Exodus are revisited elsewhere in Scripture, especially in the past, present, and future work of Jesus. From deliverance and provision to God’s glory and presence, the themes of Exodus find their fulfillment in Christ.
1. What purpose does Exodus 19:4–6 give for the law established in Exodus 20?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?
Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.
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3 thoughts on "Exodus"
Just as God redeemed the Israelites from the bandage of slavery, Jesus Christ redeems those who trust in Him as their Savior from the bondage of sin.
We are set apart for God in the same way as Israel, as His chosen, we love Him as He has loved us. The law helps us approach Him, to be in fellowship with Him, and shows us the impossibility of that relationship without the redemption of Christ.
Through Jesus, we can fulfill the law that we cannot keep by our own strength; we must rely on God, just as the Israelites did in the wilderness. God has redeemed His people from slavery again – a spiritual slavery to sin. Therefore, we can be a holy nation that can be in communion with God. We must remember God who indeed has brought us all out of Egypt (spiritual slavery)!
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