Exodus 10 And 11

  1. What was the outcome in Pharaoh’s life of his persistent refusal to listen to God’s warnings?
    See particularly 10:29.
  2. What lesson can we learn from Moses’ consistent refusal to compromise where God’s command was concerned?
    What was the source of Moses’s great courage? Cf. also Heb. 11:27.
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Exodus 9

  1. How does Pharaoh’s attitude show the difference between sorrow for the consequences of sin and true repentance?
  2. Contrast the nature and the consequences both of faith in God’s word, and of unbelief, as illustrated in this chapter.

Exodus 8

  1. What is mentioned in this chapter as the double purpose of the plagues?
    Cf. Is. 45:22-25; Rom. 1:18.
  2. What new evidence are given of God’s power, and how would these encourage the Israelites?
    Note. Verse 26. A reference to the sacrifice in Israelite worship of bulls, cows or oxen, which in Egypt were sacred to Isis and therefore sacrosanct.

Exodus 6:10-7:25

  1. God had called Moses and promised deliverance to the people. Why did he delay so long in fulfilling his promise?
    What did Moses learn from these difficult experiences and delays?
  2. Why was Pharaoh so confident and so adamant in disobeying God’s command?
    See particularly 7:11-13, 22, 23. How does this king of opposition to God show itself now?
    Cf. 2 Tim. 3:1-9.

Note.6:12. ‘Of uncircumcised lips’: uncircumcision symbolizes unfitness for God’s presence, and hence, more generally, unfitness for his service. Cf. 4:10.

Exodus 4:18-6:9

  1. Contrast 4:29-31with 5:20, 21. What had happened to change the people’s attitude?
    How did Moses react?
  2. Consider God’s answer to Moses’ cry.
    What does it teach us about the faithfulness of God and the reliability of his promises?

Notes

  1. 4:24.This seems to mean that Moses was struck down by a severe and dangerous illness, the result of his neglect to circumcise his son; and his life was saved by Zipporah’s prompt action.
    He could not act as God’s instrument while in disobedience to his covenant. Cf. Gen. 17:10.
  2. 6:3. ‘Did not make myself known’: i.e., as One whose name is ‘the LORD’ or ‘I AM’. Cf. 3:14. Once only in Genesis did God use that name of himself, and then without emphasis or explanation (Gen. 28:13).

Exodus 3:1-4:17

  1. Consider God’s revelation of himself in the incident of the burning bush.
    How would you sum up God’s being and character as revealed in this incident?
  2. Was Moses’ reluctance to accept God’s call to be commended?
    Cf. 2 Cor. 3:5; Rom. 12:3. Why was God angry with him?

Exodus 1 & 2

  1. What are the contrasting attitudes of the Israelites towards their circumstances, as revealed in this passage?
    Cf. Heb. 11:23-25. What is God’s attitude to the situation?
    See especially 2:23-25.
  2. By what varied means from birth onwards was Moses prepared for his life-work?
    Cf. Acts 7; 20-29. What does this reveal concerning God’s ways of working?