Now many say
that it was necessary to ďadjustĒ Godís calendar because of the moon or some
such reason. Do you think ďFather TimeĒ didnít consider those things when
He created the world? Does He not know everything? He does. This is just
an example of how man can never, no matter how smart he thinks he is,
improve what God has done (1 Corinthians 1:25).
JEWISH EXODUS FROM EGYPT LESSON WITH THE JEWISH EXODUS FROM
EGYPT EXPLANATION AND THE JEWISH EXODUS FROM EGYPT SUMMARY
Now, back to
our story. The Lord said to Moses, Sanctify unto me all the firstborn,
among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. What
does that mean Ö sanctify? Sanctify means to set apart for a sacred
purpose. It also means to free from sin or to purify. Moses will explain
this better in just a moment.
Moses spoke to
the people and told them again about keeping the service of the Passover and
the unleavened bread. He told them to pass this on to their children and
when their children ask why, to tell them itís because of the greatness of
the Lord when He brought the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Moses' way of
relating to the Hebrews, what God said, was just so awesome. Here is an
example of that, concerning Passover. ďAnd it shall be for a sign unto thee
upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lordís law
may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the Lord brought thee out
of Egypt. Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in His season from year
explained in detail about sanctifying the firstborn. God saved the
firstborn of the Israelites during the Passover, so every firstborn belongs
to Him. Of every firstborn that comes from a beast, the males are the
Lordís. They must be sacrificed to God. Every firstborn mule should be
substituted with a lamb to sacrifice, and if they didnít, the muleís neck
must be broken. Of course, God didnít want them to kill the children as a
sacrifice to him, as the lambs are but for every firstborn child a sacrifice
must be made. Leviticus 12:6-8 explains that a firstling lamb and a young
pigeon or turtledove was redeemed for the child and offered to God, but if a
lamb couldnít be given, then two turtledoves or two pigeons would be
Pharaoh let the people go, God didnít lead them through the land of the
Philistines even though it was the shortest route. God thought that if the
Hebrews saw war there they would regret and return to Egypt. Instead, God
led the people through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea and they
went out of the land of Egypt armed.
THE JEWISH EXODUS FROM EGYPT INFORMATION WITH THE JEWISH
EXODUS FROM EGYPT MEANING AND THE JEWISH EXODUS FROM EGYPT
this. This shows the integrity that the man of Moses possessed. When he
left Egypt, Moses took the bones of Joseph (Jacob's son) with him
because before Joseph died, he made an oath with his children saying that
God would surely come to visit (help) them and ďye shall carry up my bones
from hence.Ē (Genesis 50:25) You may remember that, and think, ďThat is so
considerate of him,Ē but when you think of the responsibility that Moses had
on his shoulders and to do all that it involved to exhume and transport a
manís bones who died over 400 years past, is truly admirable.
Succoth and camped in Etham at the edge of the wilderness. The Lord led the
way in front of them in a pillar of a cloud and by night in a pillar of fire
so they could travel day and night.
it. You are with 600,000 of your relatives and people. Youíve just been
freed from slavery that your family and people have endured for 430 years.
You have taken the Egyptians riches with you and youíre on your way to the
Promised Land with the Lord leading the way in front of you in a cloud by
day and fire by night. You have no food except unleavened bread. Youíre
about to follow an 80 year old man who is going to take you (on foot) about
600 miles. Itís quite a scenario.
If you hadnít
seen the wonders that God performed in Egypt with your own eyes, you might
be thinking about finding a new travel agent, but with bricks and no straw
on the one hand, and a land flowing with milk and honey on the other,
traveling with God looks like the definite choice to make.
following Moses and the children of Israel as they travel through the
wilderness in our next Daily Bread.