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 plagues has God brought on Egypt so far? How severely do you think their country and economy and lifestyle has been impacted so far?
- What does God send Moses to warn Pharaoh he will do if he refuses to let His people go this time? What do you think will be the impact of that on Egypt?
- Again, notice, what does God do in verse 4? What does this tell you about God?
- Read verse 5 and the beginning of verse 6. Is there anything interesting about the way the author expresses this?
- What did Pharaoh want to check out in verse 7?
- What are you learning about pride and sin from watching Pharaoh?
- What does God have Moses do in verse 8-9? How are these plagues impacting the Egyptians now? What happens to the magicians here?
- What does God say He is going to do in verse 14 and why? Why has God not just wiped Egypt off the planet according to verse 15 and 16?
- What are you learning about God and His purposes from these statements?
- Why was Pharaoh not letting Israel go according to verse 17?
- What is God going to do in verse 18 and what mercy does He show them in verse 19?
- Now we are seeing something we might not have realized before. What chance is God giving the Egyptians here? And what happens in verse 20 and 21?
- Think about this storm. How does he describe it in verse 24 and 25? But what shocking thing do we read in verse 26? What specifically have we seen that God is in control of so far in Exodus?
- What does Pharaoh admit in verse 27? Do you think he is really grieving over his sin? What can you learn from him about why some people seem to repent?
- What does Moses know about Pharaoh in verse 30, but what does he do anyway?
- Was Pharaoh responsible for the hardening of his heart according to verse 24? And yet was God in control according to verse 35?