The Book Of Exodus Chapter 13-14 (10 of 26) by Harley Howard

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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 13-14 (10 of 26)
Harley Howard

Read vss 1-2

All of the firstborn of the nation, both man and
beast, belonged to God. The firstborn was to be set
apart for God. We will address the issue of the
firstborn when we get to verse 11. Verses 3-10
reiterates the ordinance of the Passover.

Read vss 3-10

The first thing Moses tells them to do is to remember
what God has done. Why are we so easy to forget what
God has done whenever we come up against trials? Also
we see the promise of God to bring the people into the
promised land, described as the land flowing with milk
and honey. Although inhabited, the land would be
Israel's because of the promise of God. The ordinance
of the unleavened bread was to be carried out so that
when the children would ask about the purpose of doing
it, then the parent was to instruct the child to
remember the Lord, what He did for the nation while
they were in Egypt. It was to be a CONTINUAL reminder
of the power of God toward Israel.

Read vss 11-13

When the nation was to enter into the land of Canaan,
they were to dedicate all of the firstborn of both man
and animal to the Lord. Since the donkey was an
unclean animal, he would have to be redeemed by a lamb
or killed.

Read vss 14-16

When the sons would ask for an understanding of the
purpose of the redemption of the firstborn, then it
was another opportunity to again explain to the son of
the great hand of God in deliverance of the nation
from Egyptian bondage. The fathers were to explain to
their sons about the death of all of the firstborn in
Egypt. The purpose was a reminder of the mighty hand
of God.

17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the
people go, that God led them not [through] the way of
the land of the Philistines, although that [was] near;
for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when
they see war, and they return to Egypt:

God prevented the peo ...

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