The Exodus event is the defining moment for the people of God in the Old Testament.
And standing up for God’s people was a huge task that Moses was asked to do.
In telling the story of Freedom from Slavery in the Spark Story Bible, nearly a chapter of the biblical account is summarized like this:
Many of the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. Moses and his brother, Aaron, were their leaders and went to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. They said, “Our God says, ‘Let me people go!’ “
“I don’t believe in your God,” shouted Pharaoh. “Now get back to work!” Hearing this, God said to Moses in a thundering voice, “Watch what I will do to Pharaoh! He will let my people go! Tell my people, ‘I will free you all and bring you back to the land I promised Abraham!”
God would prove to be true to God’s promise, but Moses had to stand up to Pharaoh on behalf of God and God’s people. We can’t really imagine how hard that would be.
The editors of this children’s Bible ask the readers —-
What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Is God calling us to a difficult task today? Will be accept the invitation to do God’s work?
God, give me the determination to seek Your Word and Your will for my life, and the courage today to do what You tell me to do. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.