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...

Exodus 7

“Still Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said” (Exodus 7:13). God hardening Pharaoh’s heart is difficult for many of us to understand. If God did that, did Pharaoh even have a choice about letting the Israelites go? As we read Exodus,...

Exodus 6

Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the people of Israel, “I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will...

Exodus 5

Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at...

Exodus 4

But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” (Exodus 4:10). Very similar to what we saw in yesterday’s passage, Moses sees God do amazing...

Exodus 3

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you…” (Exodus 3:11-12). Through the miracle of the burning bush, Moses is being called into service for God. Even though...