The Lord Rescues Israel from Slavery
God made a promise to Israel and God keeps His Word and so God judged all the god’s of Egypt, to demonstrate to Israel, Egypt and the world that He alone is God, in heaven above and on the earth below. This was seen very vividly in Aaron’s snake swallowing the Egyptian snakes, which they regarded as gods.
There were various plagues that The Lord brought on
The final plague, the death of every first-born male
in the land amongst the Egyptians and their animals was the last straw
for Pharaoh. The Israelites were not harmed by the death angel that evening.
The night before the Passover was instigated; all the people came under
the blood sacrifice of the lamb. The death angel passed over
Note: See the lesson on the 10 Plagues on
This was the last straw for Pharaoh because the people and Pharaoh considered that the position of Pharaoh was the status of a God.
Now the next God of
After much testing
The Lord said in Exodus 19:4
“You yourselves have seen what I did to
The Lord led
The Lord regarded
At Sinai God gave them His law. It was written on stone, by the finger of God. The tablets were written on both sides and were full of writing. God’s word is complete and nothing can be added to it or taken away.
Deuteronomy 12:32 – Context 12:1-32
“See that you do all I command you; Do not add to it or take away from it.”
“Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His Words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”
After The Lord had given His promises to
“Now if you keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation”
“Now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God , to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, an to observe the Lords commands and decrees, that I am giving you for your own good.
“For the Lord you God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the Great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless (orphans) and the widow, and loves the alien (foreigner), giving him food and clothing.”
Psalm 135:19-21 -Ps 136
“O house of
O house of Levi, praise the Lord; you who fear Him, praise the Lord;
Praise be to the Lord from
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever.”
“Give thanks to the God of God’s. His mercy endures forever.”
“Give thanks to the Lord of Lords: His mercy endures forever.
After God gave
They committed adultery and fornication while engaging in the worship of the calf. Because of their idolatry and disobedience, they lost many blessings as a result, the blessings which God had promised them. In spite of their many sins, the Lord would forgive them. In spite of their failure God is loaded down with promises of mercy.
“The Lord, The Lord God, compassionate (merciful) and gracious God, slow to anger (longsuffering), and abounding in love (goodness) and faithfulness (truth), maintaining love (mercy) to thousands, forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished “
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands”
They lost the blessing of being a kingdom of priests and the privileges that entailed, and became a nation under law. One family in the tribe of Levi became priests. The remainder of the tribe of Levi were to serve at the tabernacle and act as administrators for the nation.
God determined to test
The adoption of adult sons would have to wait now until sin was dealt with.
God forbid them to enter the land, as their trust in Him was not strong enough. They were banished from entering the Promised Land and had to wander around the dessert for forty years. The older people died off for their sin and rebellion, and the young people were spiritually prepared to take and enter the Promised Land.
The children of
“If we had only died in
“If only we could sit by the pots of the leeks and
When they reached the edge of the land to enter it, twelve spies were sent to spy out the land and two spies reported to Israel how they could take the land with the Lords help, but the other ten spies brought back a bad report of giants and persuaded the children of Israel they could not take the land.
Numbers 13 & 14
“That night all the people of the community raised their voices and wept
aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole
assembly said to them. If only we had died in
The Lord forbid them entry to the land and had to wander in the desert for forty years. After forty years of wandering and dying, the young people had begun to appreciate their freedom and responsibility and could now enter the land.
Below is a map showing
“I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not His own; it is not for man to direct His steps”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”
In the desert God gave Moses the plans for the tabernacle, to explain in a ritual pictorial way, about their lost condition in their relationship with Him, and to show the way back to God, through His Love and sacrifice of Himself for them. He loved and wanted them so much, that He was prepared to sacrifice His one and only Son to bring them back too Himself!
was erected on the first day of the second year after leaving
“Correct me, Lord, but only with justice-not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.”
“Jesus Christ did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, a change of heart”
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