1.18 Exodus 1-2

Chris Carlson

January 18, 2020   

Exodus 1-2

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

Exodus begins over 400 years after Joseph and his brothers have passed.  Egypt is under new leadership that is threatened by the rapid growth of the Isrealites.   In an effort to subdue them, they subject them to forced labor. However, the more they are oppressed, the more they multiply.   The king then orders the midwives to put to death any baby born a boy. The midwives disobey these orders out of reverence for God.   Pharoah then orders all of the people to throw baby boys into the Nile. Moses is born after these orders are given and his mother hides him for three months then places him in a basket near the Nile.   Pharoah’s daughter finds him and cares for him with the help of his own mother who nurses him. Moses grows up aware that he is a Hebrew living as an Egyption. Eventually he fleas to Midian. Exodus wraps up with the dealth of the Egyptian king and the Isrealites cry out to God in their slavery.  God hears their cries and remembers his covenant and cares for them.

So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous  And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

Exodus 1:20-21

How does what you read change your vision of God?

It helps me see God as a father who loves me and blesses those who obey Him.

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

I will work hard to be obedient to God in all circumstances, regardless of obstacles.

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

I will work hard to be obedient to God in all circumstances, regardless of the obstacles that it may present.

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

The kindness really made me think of the kindness Jesus showed in his ministry, even to those that others rejected.

6 Replies to “1.18 Exodus 1-2”

  1. Debbie and I spoke about the same thing with the midwives being blessed because they feared God over human rulers. What a good principal to put into play for keeping God first in our lives today. Thanks for your video Chris!


  2. Great reveal of the heart of God. I’ve read that midwives of the time were often women who had no children of their own. God gives them a family of their own. How incredibly caring and loving.


  3. I think the big thing that I took away from this is that God hears my cries and cares for me. Sometimes I think it’s easy to forget this and not find comfort in Him.


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