Saturday, 12 October 2013

Exodus 6-10

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

Seven times God says "I will" in 6:6-8 but Moses still had to go to Pharaoh.
I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
I will free you from being slaves to them.
I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.
I will take you as my own people.
I will be your God.
I will bring you to the land.
I will give it to you as a possession.

Susan said...

7:5 "And the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it."

God wanted the Egyptians to know that He is the Lord and not the pagan gods they worshipped. God chose Israel to be a pattern so when the Egyptians saw God providing for the Israelites that they would want to join them.

Susan said...

8:19 the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.”

The magicians realized that the plague of gnats was not magic but had to be God. Thus revealing that they knew what they were doing was not by the power of any god but was magic. God puts the magicians in a situation where they have to say, "Only God could have done that."

Susan said...

9:20-21 Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside. But those who ignored the word of the Lord left their slaves and livestock in the field.

Some of Pharaoh's officials were at last taking Moses/God seriously, but not all, and certainly not Pharaoh. The plagues were having an effect. For some it was positive, others negative.

Susan said...

10:7 Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the Lord their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?”

Egypt is indeed ruined. Plagues 5,7, & 8 destroyed their food supply.

1. Plague of Blood 7:14-24
2. Plague of Frogs 7:25-8:15
3. Plague of Gnats 8:16-19
4. Plague of Flies 8:20-32
5. Plague on Livestock 9:1-7
6. Plague of Boils 9:8-12
7. Plague of Hail 9:13-35
8. Plague of Locusts 10:1-20
9. Plague of Darkness 10:21-29
10. Plague on the firstborn 11:1-10