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making the connection | November 5, 2017

November 1, 2017

God is personal. He really sees and hears us. Through the story of the Exodus, these characteristics of God are illustrated in amazing ways. The Exodus features God as the central character, not Moses or Pharaoh or even Israel. God enters into the situation boldly. He introduces Himself as “The Great I Am” (Exodus 3:14), meaning He is eternal and above all. He sends Moses to speak on His behalf to Pharaoh. God does all this to show everyone who He is and what He is like. He desperately wants for Israel to understand His presence and that He cares for them. One of the primary lessons of the Exodus story is that our God, who loves us, does what He says and we should trust Him.

God’s plans prevail. God planned for His people to flourish and grow in Egypt (See Genesis 1:28 and Exodus 1:7). However, a pharaoh came about who didn’t know God and hated that the Israelites were outnumbering the Egyptians. Pharaoh responded out of fear, because he didn’t know or trust in the true God. God responded to him with 10 incredible plagues and brought about the deliverance of His people from slavery. Through it all, God’s plans were accomplished. His people were freed and they knew Him and His character in a deeper way.

God wants us to know Him, just like the Israelites came to know Him. Knowing what God is like should have a real impact on our lives every single day. When we realize He truly sees us in our circumstances, it can comfort us no matter what we’re facing. When we understand that He hears us, we can be grateful because we are truly valued by Him. When we look at stories of God working, or reflect on His work in our past, we can be reassured that He is for us today, tomorrow, and every day after. You probably haven’t had an Exodus-level experience, but let God’s work with Israel help you build a foundation of trust and deepen your knowledge of who He really is. –Nate Metler

  • Commit to reading Exodus 1-15 over the next two weeks (a chapter a day).
  • Spend some time in prayer, asking God to help you know Him more and see His presence in your everyday life.
  • Think about practical ways God may want to use you to communicate the hope and freedom found in Him to someone He loves.
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