It is vital that we spend time in God’s Word.
But it’s not always easy.
We read a chapter and we don’t know what to get out of it or even how to start to understand it.
I thought I could try to help you get a little something out of what you are reading by providing you with some questions to ask as you look at the text. Good questions are a good start to understanding. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less.
You can do this!
So, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and if you would like some help, take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you.
- God has raised up Moses, the people believed and worship, and now Moses and Aaron go to speak to Pharaoh and tell him that God wants him to let his people go. How does Pharaoh respond to that?
- Moses asked that quesiton as well, right? It hints at a key theme in the book of Exodus. This book is intended to help us get to know who God is. Pharoah’s question here is less of a question though, it is more of a statement or a challenge.
- What does Pharaoh do instead of letting Israel go?
- Why is that a surprise given the fact that God heard Israel’s cry for help? In other words, when God comes to help do things get easier or harder for Israel?
- What do the foremen of the people of Israel say to Moses and Aaron after they come out from speaking to Pharaoh?
- What does Moses say to God as a result?
- Should Moses have responded like this? What had God told him that should have caused him to think differently?
- What do you learn about God from this chapter? What do you learn about the way He sometimes answers prayer? What do you learn about people? What do you learn about dealing with disappointment as a believer?