Historically, God’s word has been delivered out loud. We have the pleasure of reading quietly, but we feel that this passage of instruction is best read aloud.
This passage covers God’s requirements of the Passover where God “passes over” the homes of the Hebrews so that no plague befalls them. God is about to strike down
In these chapters of Exodus, God brings about the plagues. The plagues progressively become worse, beginning with the water turning to blood and ending with the Passover. In chapter six, God the Father lays out his plan for Israel’s delivery from the bondage of the Egyptians. He says they will be his people and he will be their God (6:7). God uses imagery of a strong hand, delivery from burdens, and acts of judgment. The Hebrews, however, did not listen.
This week’s Exodus reading is a bit longer than in weeks past so we encourage you to get an early start on it! On Sunday Dan spoke about how God made himself known to Moses. In Chapters 3-5 God reveals his plans for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. We also see the first opposition to God’s plan from Moses, Pharaoh, and the Israelites.
We’ve enjoyed reading together in the prior weeks, and hope that you have as well. Reading Scripture as a family cements your faith and deepens your relationship with God. As Dan mentioned on Sunday, Exodus 2 and the beginning of Exodus 3 cover a span of 80 years (Acts 7:23, 30)!