Establishment of a Nation  (Ca. 1525-1400 B.C.)

Moses Emerges as Leader

“Some 400 years apparently pass before another scriptural account focuses back on the descendants of Israel in Egypt.  In the years covered by the Genesis record, the outstanding man of God was Abraham.  It was Abraham whose belief and trust in God’s promises made him an example of faith for all times.  As the Exodus record begins, a new spiritual leader emerges from among God’s people.  Moses, like Abraham, will be a man of faith in God and an intermediary between God and his people.

The story of Moses’ ascension to a place of leadership over the Israelites is a fascinating one in which the providential hand of God can be seen to lift Moses from his lowly birth as a Hebrew to a place of honor in the very household of the ruling Pharaoh.

During a time of exile in the land of Midian, Moses is called by God to lead the Hebrew nation out of the oppressive bondage into which they have fallen since the days of Joseph.  It is clear that Moses is reluctnt to take on the responsibility of leadership, and therefore God must demonstrate the power that will be given to Moses in order to accomplish the mission which God has assigned him.”

Read Exodus chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6:14-27

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible
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