January 18, 2020
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.