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So far this year, the journey through God’s Word has been through the book of Acts 1-12. As the journey continues, I will turn to the book of Exodus. During the writing of Exodus, Abraham’s descendants were exiles in Egypt. In Exodus, Moses records their deliverance as a nation.
The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to apply God’s Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The questions for reflection for the study of Exodus 1-5 below will help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next two weeks.
How has the political climate changed in Egypt since the death of Joseph? Has anyone or anything ever made life difficult for you? When in tension between fear of God and fear of people or authority to whom do you give allegiance?
How do the two environments of home and palace contribute to Moses’ education, training, and preparation for leadership? What circumstances lead to Moses’ losing identity as a prince and becoming in exile? What in today’s passage can you use to give you confidence and faith in God’s plan for your life?
In what ways is the Lord revealing to you the desperation of people? What project does God gives Moses? On what does the success of the project rest?
What are two more objections Moses raises? What is God’s reply to both? How has God confirmed His call to you after your initial obedience in a given situation?
In their first skirmish with Pharaoh what do Moses and Aaron ask? What new demands does Pharaoh place on the people? What are the reactions of the people to increased forced labor? How do you react to the pressure of multiplied problems and criticism?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast