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.
Congratulations – you’ve reached the half-way point of this period!
If the question in Exodus 1-18 was “Who will you serve?” then the question starting in chapter 19 might be “How will you serve?” Israel spends a year at the base of Mt. Sinai after leaving Egypt. During that time they meet God, they hear His voice, and they become his people.
You will read about the Ten Commandments in chapter 20. They are not commands that bind, as Pharaoh’s did. They are commands that liberate. They tell Israel how to live as redeemed people, to keep from falling back into bondage.
What kind of nation does God say Israel will be, if they obey him and keep his covenant? (19:1-6).
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