His Word is a Lamp: Exodus
Exodus shows us that God is the One who rescues His people from slavery and sets them free so that they can know Him and worship Him. What God did for the Israelites in rescuing them and giving them an exodus from their captivity to Egypt, He has accomplished for us through Christ in rescuing us from our slavery to sin. He has done this so that we may know Him, love Him, and serve Him.
There are many pictures in Exodus that tell us the story of salvation:
Christ is the way out of our sin. The cross was God’s total judgment on our enemy: sin, death, and the devil. Christ is our Passover, for those who are covered with His blood pass from death to life. God continues to give second chances to us in Christ.
This is all based on the character of God, which He reveals to Moses as He shows Moses His glory, with Moses in the cleft of the rock. He said, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” (Ex. 34:6-7a) That’s the God we know and love through Jesus Christ. That’s the God who tells us, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Ex. 33:14)
Friends, let us look for and find rest in His Presence,
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