Week Twelve

 WEEK TWELVE 

THE BONDAGE OF EGYPT

  • The experiences of Israel in Egypt under bondage to Pharaoh are likened, in Scripture, to our bondage under Sin and Death.
  • Egypt later becomes a symbol for ‘the world’ in its godlessness and its sin. We need to be saved from it and then have no desire to return.
  • The word EXODUS – the name given to the second book written by Moses – means ‘the coming out’.
  • Being ‘called out of Egypt’ is a great blessing for God’s children. Follow this interesting chain of references: Exodus 4:22, Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:15, Hebrews 2:15, Romans 8:21 and Revelation 7:14.

 DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK TWELVE 

Day 1: Exodus 1 Israel thrive in Egypt despite being slaves. Evil men may try to eliminate God’s people but they will fall in the end.
Day 2: Exodus 2 Moses is born, the deliverer and giver of God’s law. A mother was paid to bring up her own son! (verse 9). The faith of Moses’ parents was rewarded (Hebrews 1:23)
Day 3: Exodus 3 Moses in exile is called by God to do His work. Verse 6 ‘The God of Abraham’ is a reminder of God’s promises to Abraham ( e.g. Genesis 15).
Day 4: Exodus 4 Israel is my son, even my firstborn.’ Here, (verse 22) Pharaoh was warned in advance of the tenth plague (chapter 12: 29).
Day 5: Exodus 5 Compare Pharaoh’s attitude (verse 2) with that of the Assyrians in later days (2 Kings 18: 35).
Day 6: Exodus 6 The seven promises to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) are matched by seven promises to Israel (verses 6-8).
Day 7: Exodus 7 Pharaoh asked for a miracle (verse 9). But he did not repent. God gives us evidence. Do we heed it?