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 was Pharaoh attempting to do to Israel in Exodus 1?
- Besides being genocide, why was this such a horrible attack when you think about God’s great salvation plan and what God was going to do for the world?
- What does God call Israel in Exodus 4:22? That means when Pharaoh attacked Israel, Pharaoh was really attacking who?
- How many more plagues does God say it is going to take to get Pharaoh to let his people go in verse 1? What does the fact that God knows this say about God?
- What does God tell the people to do in verse 2 and 3? What did God say He was going to make happen in 3:21 and 22 before all this even happened?
- Why is it surprising to read that the people have favor with the Egyptians at this point? What does this tell you about God?
- Now think about this, Egypt was trying to kill Israel at the beginning and now, they are doing what to Israel?
- What does God say he is going to do in verse 4 and 5?
- How they are going to react in verse 6?
- But what is not going to happen to Israel in verse 7? Look at that! Why is that such a stunning thing for God to say?
- What’s the purpose?
- Who did Moses tell all this to?
- So Pharaoh really had an opportunity didn’t he? But he didn’t listen. And God allowed Pharaoh to continue in the direction he wanted to go, he strengthened Pharaoh to do what he already wanted to do, so that God could do what?