- Title: Exodus means “Exit”
- Author: Moses (Mark 7:10; 12:26)
- Date: ~ 1550-1200 BC (The Late Bronze Age)
- Protagonist: God
- Theme: God redeems His helpless people from a ruthless enemy to follow Him closely on the challenging path to the Promised Land.
- Rescued (1-11; January-March)
- Redeemed (12-19; April-June)
- Redirected (13-23; July-September)
- Restored (24-40; October-December)
- The awkward beginning of Exodus underscores its dependent connection with Genesis (1:1).
- The Israelites were in Egypt due to the people’s sinful choices and God’s sovereign plans (1:1-4).
- Joseph embraced his role to suffer innocently for the salvation of God’s people (1:5).
- The story doesn’t end with the death of the patriarchs because they weren’t the heroes (1:6).
- God’s plans were unexpected, but His people’s abundance proved that God’s promises were unstoppable (1:7).
- God has been writing a story that originated before us and will continue beyond us.
- Even our rebellion and others’ opposition cannot thwart God’s plan to rescue and send His people.
- The fact that your life is overrun with unsatisfying circumstances proves that God’s not done with your story.