God has redeemed His people but now Erika and Veronica point out that these chapters are all about the Israelites learning to know who God is.  These chapters give us insight into how intimately God is involved in their lives and what kind of care they can expect from Him. Erika read Hosea 11:1-4.

You can find more about the Amalekites in Deuteronomy 25:17-19, I Samuel 15:1-9 and 30:1-2 and the book of Esther.

Questions to consider:

What lessons did the Israelites learn in these chapters?

What are your expectations of God?

What can we learn about God from these chapters?

How can you see Gentiles represented in these chapters?

What lessons can we learn from Moses and Jethro?

Erika’s video teaching on emunah is found:


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In order to prepare for this study we used the following books or articles:
Exploring Exodus by Nahum Saran
Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom by Dennis Prager
The JPS Commentary on Exodus by The Jewish Publication Society
Messiah – Issue 24
Exodus: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible by Thomas Joseph White, OP
Exodus: A Mentor Commentary by John L. Mackay
Shadows of the Messiah by First Fruits of Zion, book 2
Miqra Journal – Winter 2003

Music: Tabuk by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4453-tabukLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/