Bulletin Bible Study 02/03/2019
Lessons from Exodus
Exodus is the second of the five books written by Moses. The name Exodus comes from the Greek Septuagint and means “departure” or “going out,” because of the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. Exodus relates the history of Israel from the death of Joseph to the tabernacle being erected during the second year after their departure from Egypt. Israel’s sojourn in Egypt ended at the Exodus. This completed a 430-year period that began with God’s covenant with Abraham in his 99th year (Exodus 12:40; Galatians 3:17).
God brought Israel out of Egypt through mighty signs and wonders, and led them by a pillar of cloud by day and by a pillar of fire by night. He miraculously parted the Red Sea and provided them with food and water in the wilderness. Keep in mind that the Israelites did not have to take up weapons or do any fighting to free themselves from bondage. God did it all. This is a good example of how God does not need our help to fight our battles.
God made a promise to the nation of Israel when they appeared before Him at Mount Sinai: “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine” (Exodus 19:5).