EXODUS 1: WHAT WILL GO DO TO RESCUE US?
8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” (EXODUS 1:8-10)
Exodus takes us from zoom lens on a single line of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph to a wide angle lens on their descendants in Egypt after the family had moved there to avoid starvation.
There’s one big point to begin this Exodus story: People God loved were enslaved.
Yahweh of the Exodus, a zoom lens prayer on ourselves reminds us we are enslaved by many things you may want to free us from. A wide angle prayer lens reminds us slavery exists worldwide; many are literally enslaved in this world, and we pray believing you want to release these captives as much as you want to release spiritual captives.
The title of the story is a word from the Greek Old Testament text that means, “the road out.” Think about this today: What will God do for Israel in the story of Exodus? What will he do to rescue the church, our world, you and your family?
Greg Taylor preaches for The Journey. Greg's wife, Jill, teaches math at Broken Arrow High School and Tulsa Community College. Greg and Jill have three adult children, Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Greg is the author of many books, including his latest co-authored with Randy Harris, Daring Faith: Meeting Jesus in the Book of John