Author: Hugh H. Morgan
In recent days, I have decided to read again the Book of Exodus. It is one of the most exciting books in the Bible. It is positioned as the second Book in the Bible. It has been said to be to the Old Testament what the Gospels are to the New Testament. It is here in this Book that the redemptive purposes of God are clearly revealed. God hears the cries of His people who are in Egyptian bondage and acts to redeem them.
It is a Book that that Jesus knew and no doubt had memorized as well as the first five books of the Old Testament known as the Pentateuch.
As you read it you will be thrilled to learn how God used Moses and Aaron in dealing with the King of Egypt, known as the Pharaoh. The patience of Moses was tested over and over again by the hardened heart of this king. Moses stayed with the calling of God upon his life and through miracles, signs, and wonders including 10 plagues brought to the people of Egypt.
You will learn about the Passover and the sacrifice of a lamb or a goat without blemish. The blood of the slain animal was to be placed on the top and sides of the door in each home of the Children of Israel. When the death angel came and saw the blood he would pass over that home and no one in that home died. However, among the Egyptians the first born in each home died, including the first born of their animals.
Jesus is known as the Lamb of God Who takes away sins of the world. No bone of the lamb at Passover was to be broken. This was true of Jesus, He died and the soldiers did not have to break His bones as they did the two thieves crucified on each side of Jesus.
I trust you will read this book with me. It will enrich your spiritual life and faith in God. Allow God to speak to you as you read and study this important Book in the Old Testament.