Posted by admin on February 3, 2018 in Articles

Exodus can be seen as a symbol of mankind’s journey through mortality and back into the presence of God. It tells the story of the “exit” of the Israelites from Egypt and of their journey through the wilderness toward the Promised Land. It reminds me of the saying; life is a journey, not a destination. Although the word Exodus literally means exit, the book’s significance is far more profound than exiting Egypt. It chronicles the journey of the Hebrews with emphasis on Moses. Their journey through life, as well as our journey through life is filled with joy, despair, success, failure, strength and weakness.

Although hard times exist God blesses and cares for us. For example, even in the midst of enslavement, God blesses the family of Israel, causing their number to multiply rapidly. When the family arrived, there were 70 persons. About 400 years later, a nation of probably over two million exists. “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.” (Exod. 1:7) God recognized that the Hebrew people were special. They were resolute. Under the oppression of the Egyptians, they remained strong. The women, to the dismay of the Egyptians, rose to the occasion. The midwives answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women. They are robust and give birth before the midwife arrives.”(Exod.1:17) They disobeyed Egyptian law, but followed God’s law by allowing the infant boys to live. We as Christians need to act as the Hebrews did, and be prudent in our daily lives. Christians also must aware of their daily struggles and handle using the hardworking and moral precedent set before them by the Hebrews. Working for what is ethically and morally right is challenging. However, life is full of challenges. It is how we approach these roadblocks that shape our journey.Moses could’ve taken the easy way out, and lived his whole life as…