Exodus 17

“But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the...

Exodus 16

“And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness” (Exodus 16:2). When I read the book of Exodus, I often look at the Israelites and wonder why they just don’t get it. Here they are in the desert, having been set free...

Exodus 15

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea” (Exodus 15:1). At the beginning of Chapter 15, Moses stops to celebrate what God...

Exodus 14

They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that...

Exodus 13

Then Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of slavery, for by a strong hand the Lord brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten” (Exodus 13:3). It is amazing to see how God...

Exodus 12

“For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you” (Exodus 12:23). When we read the...

Exodus 11

“Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.  And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians” (Exodus 11:2-3). While the final plague is predicted here, notice...

Exodus 10

“..and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord” (Exodus 10:2). This passage reflects a key theme that you...

Exodus 9

Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, “This time I have sinned; the Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. Plead with the Lord, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you...

Exodus 8

“But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the Lord had said” (Exodus 8:15). Frogs, gnats, and flies -- we may read this chapter and just gloss over how nasty each of these all-encompassing plagues would be. Take...