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.
- What surprising thing does God say he has made Moses like?
- What do verses 1 and 2 tell you about the role of a prophet? What can we learn from the way Aaron was supposed to function about what a prophet does?
- Was Pharaoh’s refusal to let the Israelites go a surprise to God? What does that teach you about God?
- What does verse 5 say was the purpose of how God was rescuing Israel from Egypt? What does that teach you about God and His purpose in this world?
- In God’s mind what was more important, people’s temporary comfort or them knowing and seeing His glory?
- How old was Moses at this point? We saw the way God worked in Moses’ life as a baby. This is eighty years later. What lesson can you learn from that about the way God works in this world?
- What is the first miracle God has Aaron perform? Why is it interesting that it turns into this particular animal? Why do you think God may have done it that way? What were the magicians able to do? How do you think they were able to do this? What does God do even here to show that he is greater? How does Pharaoh respond?
- God has Moses go back to Pharaoh, what does God have Moses do and why does he have him do it? Why would this have been such a terrible plague?
- This was not a positive thing for Egypt. So, verse 22 is funny. What do the Egyptian magicians do? Why does this not really make sense? What does that tell you about what happens when you go to war against God.
- God is giving Pharaoh a definite opportunity to humble himself, but how is he responding? What is the warning for us there?
- How long did this plague seem to last? You would think Pharaoh would be ready by the end of the week to listen to God. But, sin doesn’t make sense. Pride definitely doesn’t. And Pharaoh won’t submit to God.