Bible Time Period: Egypt and Exodus
You freed your people from slavery in Egypt so they could worship you: Free me from sin so I can serve and worship.
In Exodus 4:23, God said to Pharaoh, “Let my son go [halak] that he may serve [obed] me.” Now in 5:18, Pharaoh replies: “Go [halak] now, and work [obed].” The battle here is not between Pharaoh and the Hebrew people but between Pharaoh and God. Whose people are they? To whom do they owe service and worship? Watch the interaction between God and Pharaoh as the drama unfolds.
Underline all the “I ams” and “I wills” in chapter 6 and notice how they expand on the meaning of “I AM” (YHWH). What do you see?
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