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Exodus Week 3: God Glorifies Himself

Exodus Week 3: God Glorifies Himself

Having heard from God directly, having encountered Him miraculously, Moses reverted to the same excuses that he had given before.  His fear of speaking before Pharaoh and even the Israelites was rooted in deep seeded insecurity based on his speech deficiencies.  Scholars have argued that it was either some form of speech impediment or, rather, just an inability or nervousness in speaking in front of people.  Whatever the reason, Moses feared that the people would not listen to him and, in fact, that they were already not listening to him.   But God and Moses were passed this and had dealt with it during their encounter previously.  Events were beginning to unfold quickly and now was the time for decisive action, not insecurity and doubt.

Exodus Week 2: God Promises Deliverance

In Exodus 5 we have the first show down between Moses and Pharaoh. In coming to Pharaoh, Moses came with the authority of the one true God to challenge a man who viewed himself as a god. There is almost this sense that you would hope Pharaoh would relent to the charges and commands of God and that the Israelites would be free to worship their God.  Surely a man in a position such as the one Pharaoh was in would be able to understand the issue of true authority and know when to submit.

Exodus Week 1: God Calls Moses

Exodus Week 1: God Calls Moses

At the end of Genesis, things are looking fairly good for the Israelites.  While they may not be in their home land, the hand of provision is upon them and God has provided for them and blessed them during a severe famine.  Through Joseph’s obedience to God and a series of circumstances that could only be described as the hand of God, the Israelites were safe.  This is the situation we arrive at when we get to the book of Exodus, the second book in the Pentateuch.