Exodus 18

  1. Consider the parts played by Jethro, Moses and God in this chapter. What can we learn about guidance from this?
  2. What kind of men are to be chosen as rulers of the people of God? Cf. Acts 6:1-4.
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Exodus 17

  1. What is the significance of the sequence of the two events recorded in this chapter?
  2. What lessons are taught here about the importance of prayer and its relationship to activity in the life and witness of the church?
    What further lesson was Israel meant to learn from the defeat of Amalek (verses 14-16)?

Exodus 15:22-16:36

  1. What reason is given twice in this passage as to why God allowed his redeemed people to suffer thirst, disappointment, and hunger?
    Cf. Deut. 8:2, 3; 1 Pet. 1:6, 7.
  2. What response is demanded from those for whom God provides?
    In what ways does God’s provision test this response?

Note. 1 Cor. 10:1-6 indicates that these experiences in the wilderness were spiritual as well as physical and material.

Exodus 14:1-15:21

  1. Chapter 14. What can we learn here about God, about faith, and about the completeness of God’s salvation?
  2. Chapter 15. What does this song of triumph teach us about how to worship God?
    How ought we to follow its example?

Exodus 12:1-36

  1. Why did the angel of death pass over the houses of the Israelites?
    How does this illustrate our redemption in Christ?
    Cf. 1 Pet. 1:18, 19.
  2. How were the Israelites to use the lamb’s blood and its flesh?
    What is the New Testament counterpart if this?
    Why was unleavened bread used?
    Cf. 1 Cor. 5:6-8; 2 Tim. 2:19.

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.