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.
The firstborn of God’s people are consecrated and the Lord leads them out of slavery and through the Red Sea, narrowly escaping the wrath of the Egyptians who are themselves destroyed. From our (Christian) vantage point, this deliverance is seen as a picture of our baptism. We are led out of slavery to sin and through the waters of baptism to a new life on the other side. Think of this as you read the triumphant song of praise in chapter 15.
Freedom from Egypt doesn’t free the people from their old habits. When you read about the ways they are tested and the ways God provided for them, how does their experience speak to you?
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