Exodus Reflection Analysis

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Exodus teaches Christians a significant lesson regarding the importance of living in obedience to God’s Word. The Israelites engaged in idolatry and rebelled against God repeatedly. As a result, God allowed the Egyptian king to enslave them for many years, and they endured intense suffering for refusing to be faithful to God. God showed compassion by sending Moses and his brother Aaron to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites. Yet, despite the many plagues that God caused, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not free God’s people. They struggled with being faithful to God. Because they broke the patriarchal covenant, they encountered severe afflictions in the land of Egypt (Exodus 1-11). God gave Moses and Aaron a staff and commands them to drop it in front of Pharaoh when he asks them to present a phenomenal sign. Aaron and Moses approached the Egyptian king and did as the Lord instructed, and the pole transformed into a snake. Yet, Pharaoh called his sorcerers, and they threw their rods down. Pharaoh’s magicians’ sticks also turned into serpents, but Aaron’s wand consumed their wands. Nonetheless, God toughened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not free the Israelites (Exodus 7:8-13).
God orders Moses to confront Pharaoh by the Nile’s riverbank and explain to him that the Lord sent Moses and Aaron to release the Israelites so they may praise the Lord in the desert. God commands Aaron to extend his staff along the Egyptian waters. When Aaron obeyed God’s command, all

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