So far this season, we’ve caught up with the Israelites from where we left off in Genesis and seen God’s faithfulness to His word and His covenant with Abraham back in Genesis 15.
We met a man named Moses who had a heart for rescuing God’s people, the Israelites. Moses’s story was complicated, but God chose him to rescue His people out of the land of their slavery and lead them into a land of abundance – The Promised Land.
After 400 years of oppression – right on time based on God’s promise to Abraham back in Genesis – God moved on behalf of His people to rescue them. He executed 10 plagues because one man refused to humble himself.
Last week, we saw the last plague unfold. A broken-hearted and angry Pharaoh finally conceded to let God’s people go, but then chased them with his entire army. The Israelites were trapped between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army, but God had a plan to fight for them.
- Recap the story in your own words.
- Think about how the Israelites must be feeling and thinking. They’ve been through a lot in a couple of short months. But they have also seen a lot. What does they behavior and their words imply? What are they failing to do?
- What is God’s response to that failure?
- Write or say a prayer to God in light of what He’s taught you.