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.
- Where did God want Israel to camp?
- What was Pharaoh going to think about this particular place to camp? Why?
- What might that tell you about the difference between God’s perspective and man’s perspective?
- What is God’s goal in doing it this way?
- Pharaoh let Israel go which of course is a good thing. But, what happens in verse 5? What does that tell you about his “repentance.”
- How did the people of Israel respond when they saw Egypt coming? On the one hand, this seems like a natural response. But what had they just been through? How should they have responded instead?
- Look at Israel’s complaint. What is so shocking about the things they are saying? What does that tell you about the nature of complaining?
- What does Moses tell the people? What did he command them to do?
- What do we learn about God in verse 14?
- What has God told Moses he was going to do already? How might that explain God’s response to Moses in verse 15? What does God repeat in verse 17?
- Who does verse 19 say was going before Israel? Who did 13:21 say was going before them? What do you think is going on here?
- What miracle did God perform in verase 20?
- Think about this! Here’s an entire army intent on destroying Israel. It seems an impossible situation. But it is not difficult for God to keep them from even getting near His people.
- What are some of the amazing things that happen in verse 21 and 22?
- What did Moses say God would do in verse 14? What does Egypt recognize is happening in verse 25?
- God gets all the Egyptian soldiers in the middle of the sea, and then what? What does the end of verse 27 say God did?
- What does Israel see in verse 30 and 31 and what is their response to what they have seen?