The title of the book is Exodus. It is important to remember the theme of the book is God’s fulfillment of his plan. It is not the book of Moses–though he is certainly a central character, it is not the book of slaves–though they are the ones that make the exodus. It is the book of God’s demonstration of his love for the chosen children, Israel, and His omnipotent power over the world and other gods.
In the first two chapters, Moses takes us through his first 80 years–because his early life is not a critical part of God’s story of love and power. But, at the end of chapter 2–the critical comment comes to life. “They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God. 24 God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 25 He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.” Like a deafening explosion, these verses scream out the Israelites are now to be free!!
In our lives, we march on, and life’s twists and turns muddy and bloody us up. There are days that we feel as though our cries are falling on deaf ears. We moan, “Where is this all powerful God?” Take heart, the day will come when our cries will rise to him and like the Israelites—he will know it is time to act! When that day comes the entire world and the army of the enemy will be unable to stop God’s intervention. He will demonstrate his love and power in our lives–and while it may not rise to the ostentatious level of Egypt, There will be no doubt about whom and whose we are!
God Bless You
Moses accepted the invitation, and he settled there with him. In time, Reuel gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife. 22 Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,[b] for he explained, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.”
23 Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God. 24 God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 25 He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act