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 final chapters of Exodus detail the completion of the Tabernacle. They may feel repetitious to you; simply read through to get a general sense of what’s being built. Pay attention to the theme of work being completed, its quality (“as the Lord commanded”) and consequent blessing. These are hints and echoes of the description of the creation of the world in Genesis 1-2: in a very real sense, the Tabernacle is a microcosm of creation. God’s presence will dwell here with his people. It is a piece of heaven on earth.
Key Verse to Remember from the Period of Egypt and Exodus
“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea” (Ex 15:21)
On what note does Exodus end? How would you characterize this period?
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