This isn't quite the story that I had remembered hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and even those stories … Continue reading Looking back at Exodus
Looking back on Exodus, this isn't quite the story that I remember hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and … Continue reading Reflections of Exodus
Part nine of Exodus will be the final part in Exodus and details the Israelites getting the job done that they had been given to do by God. At this point, they have their instructions on how everything from earlier in Exodus was supposed to be put together. Most of these chapters simply outline how it was … Continue reading Exodus 35-40: Getting it done
Part eight of the Exodus series begins with the one job that the Israelites had while Moses was up getting the laws from God. He said wait. That was all they had to do, wait for further instructions. Chapter thirty-two Moses went up the mountain to commune with God. Everyone knew where he was going … Continue reading Exodus 32-34: You had one job
In part seven of the Exodus series brings us to the extensive instructions that God gives to Moses on how to build all kinds of things. Chapter twenty-four Here we have Moses coming back down the mountain again, probably with Aaron and telling the people what happened. He did just receive the Ten Commandments and … Continue reading Exodus 24-31: Giving Specific Instructions
Welcome to part six of Exodus! This part begins just after the crossing of the Red Sea and continues through the Ten Commandments and the rest of that initial set of laws. Chapter eighteen The Hebrews have made camp at the "mountain of God" which you may remember is the mountain where God first talked … Continue reading Exodus 18-23: Establishing boundaries for a nation
Part five of Exodus begins with the crossing of the Red Sea and goes through to their first battle. Chapter fourteen After all ten plagues and delivery from Egypt, the Israelites are still not so sure about God. As soon as they see the Egyptians pursuing them, they turn on Moses and, by proxy, God … Continue reading Exodus 14-17: Sometimes 10 plagues just aren’t enough
Part four of Exodus in this series will cover some details on the tenth plague, the Passover, and the Exodus itself that follows.
Part three of Exodus is about the first nine plagues and covers chapters five through ten.
Funny enough, I found something in Gloria Steinem's Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions that may give some more guidance on how pharaoh's heart could be hardened while he retains his free will. Steinem's quote is talking about herself and her relationship with her mother, who was suffering from severe mental illness at the time. She says: … Continue reading Hardened hearts crossover