By David Watson

Benchley, March 12, 2017

  • Exodus beings with Israel multiplying in Egypt. The Egyptians put the Israelites under hard labor.
  • Moses is born in Egypt. His life is divided into three 40-year sections:
    • 1st 40 years – raised as an Egyptian (Exodus 2:11; Acts 7:23)
    • 2nd 40 years – shepherd in Midian (Exodus 2:15; 7:7; Acts 7:29-30)
    • 3rd 40 years – leader of Israel (Deuteronomy 34:7)
  • The book of Exodus can also be divided into 3 sections:
    • Egypt and the ten plagues (Exodus 1:1-12:32)
    • The Exodus! (Exodus 12:33-18:27)
    • Mount Sinai, the law, and the tabernacle (Exodus 19-40)
  • God is faithful!
    • Genesis 12:2, 7; Exodus 1:5, 7. Notice how many Israelites there were later!  Exodus 12:37; 38:26
    • Exodus begins to fulfill the land promise. Acts 7:17.
    • II Peter 3:8-11
  • “But the midwives feared God” (Exodus 1:15-22)
    • Are the midwives lying in Exodus 1:19? Did God reward them for lying in Exodus 1:20?  Consider also Joshua 2:3-6 and Hebrews 11:31.
    • It’s possible that God was rewarding them for their fear and reverence without specifically approving of their lies (if they were indeed lying).
  • “He became her son” (Exodus 2:10)
    • Moses understood his identity as a Hebrews and a deliverer. (Exodus 2:11-14; Acts 7:23-28)
    • Hebrews 11:23-29 – Moses acted by faith!
  • “Who made you a prince or a judge over us?” (Exodus 2:14)
    • Acts 7:35-39, 51-53 – The people in Stephen’s day rejected Jesus just like the Hebrews rejected Moses. We must be careful not to make the same mistake!

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