Discernment On Exodus In The Book Of The Bible

Decent Essays
Discernment on Exodus

Being that this book is the second of the Old Testament, following Genesis, one would expect consistency in the story telling theme. Although all characters in Genesis were related through family ties, they all made part of varying stories that supported ultimately the same message. In the other hand, the book of Exodus is one that elaborates on one single character whose story extends to different events, which I feel concurred with Genesis’ message; loyalty to God that is rewarded and penalizations due to disobedience. It can be assumed/understood that God in both books elected an individual to represent him and carry out his decrees, at the same time in both stories, God reveals himself and tests the faith of the people,
…show more content…
He refuses due to his lack of eloquence and inability to communicate, showing his timidity, but even after the Lord is angered he still remains with him and rather than penalizing him for his reluctance to cooperate, God sends Aaron to assist him. When compared to the story of Lot in the book of Genesis, where his wife was turned into a pillar of salt after disobeying God’s instructions, one can support the argument that those whom God has chosen to carry his covenant are shown higher compassion and mercy. This is not to imply that he is unfair to his people as this story demonstrates God’s righteousness as he delivers the Israelites out of Egypt. Additionally, even after those facing unjust treatment from the Pharaoh and his officials refuted against Moses help and doubted God due to increase of injustice, God remained with the Israelites. “You have brought us into bad odor with Pharaoh and his officials, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us” (Exodus …show more content…
Similarly God required obedience to his commands in exchanged for the food he provided in their journey when they became hungry. This book portrays God as being fair. He provides what is needed to those that follow his decrees and seeks to punish offenders of his laws. It is interesting to see that just as in many other biblical books, God’s compassion can present the notion of hope. In this sense God presents humanity with a second chance to repair their

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Genealogies In The Bible

    • 2176 Words
    • 9 Pages

    The genealogy lists in Genesis tend to only include “important people” who are crucial to fully understanding our history, such as the line of Adam. Adam’s family line according to genesis was Adam, Seth, Enoch, Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah, but out of these men included in the genealogy, there were wives, sons, and daughters left out . Adam was the first person on earth, Seth was Abel’s “replacement”, Enoch was the man who walked with God, and so on. All of the people in Genesis were included because they were an important diverse individual whose existence contributed to one part to the story of Genesis. Even though there were a fair amount of family members not written about in Genesis, the genealogy shows importance of family not only to God, but also to Moses.…

    • 2176 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    2). His meeting with Peter, along with the vision from God, altered Peter’s original negative view regarding Gentiles; thus, facilitating the furthered missionary works towards them. Peter’s trust in God over the situation shows in this statement, “’In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness He accepts.’” (Acts 10:34-35, NKJV). The Jerusalem church and apostles also did not look kindly upon the Gentiles, but Peter’s case for this mission proved to be persuasive and he gained their support, as they found Peter’s reasoning to be from God.…

    • 1046 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Being kind is not just limited things that we do, but we should, also, speak in love. We are all created in the image of God, so how we treat others is indirectly how we are treating God. He would not be pleased with us treating one another poorly. Although the rest of creation was not created in His image, we should still take special care of it. We are called to be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with.…

    • 1231 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    This book challenges the Idea that the followers of God do not suffer. As we see in the Book of Job, Job was very careful in avoiding evil but nonetheless was still tormented. We might try to justify why we are suffering or what the explanation behind our suffering is. This is the traditional way of thinking, and it is mistaken. According to the Book of Job there are no human answers to these questions, only God has those answers.…

    • 1029 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Book Of Job Moral

    • 809 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Job equates his suffering with the idea that he has not been obedient or conforming enough to God’s standards of righteousness. This is a lack of understanding on Job’s behalf and part of the reason the Lord approved his suffering, with the intent to enlighten Job’s sense of faith and spirituality. In the endurance of suffering and many accusations and false, unloyal implications from his friends, Job comes to realize and accept that he is innocent, and that morality and suffering are not bound. Job speaks to God, begs questions in search of what and why his suffering is for, but God is purposeful in refraining to respond though he hears all that Job says and asks, he does not respond for that would distract Job from making realizations and…

    • 809 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    For example, in his letter to the Galatians, he says that there is no special benefit to getting circumcised as it will not bring one closer to God and that the only thing that counts is “faith working through love” (Gal. 5:2-6). Furthermore, in the letter to Roman, Paul reassures his converts that they do not need to worry about circumcision because the mark does not count as faith nor sin. He says, “Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcised. So if those who are uncircumcised keep the requirements of the law, will their uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?” (Roman…

    • 1233 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    That not everyone was to be punished for the faults of others. Abraham showed to have faith that God would have mercy on this city or on the few that showed no fault. He showed to have compassion not only for his close blood but for others that were innocent. As for his son Isaac, Abraham knew that God had further plans for him. He was loyal to God thus, he didn't take the sacrifice as a punishment but as a blessing.…

    • 816 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We are presented with God’s sovereignty, Isaiah’s call to prophesying, and hope for a remnant of God’s people to one day be brought back to Jerusalem (Burge, 632). God does not judge his people to wipe them off the face of the earth. The purpose is to cleanse, and we see how patient and merciful God is through his righteous judgment (Burge, 632). His people do not turn away from their sinful ways, so God brings upon them harsh discipline. (((future judgment)))))) Accept Jesus to not have judgment.…

    • 1281 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Spinoza's View Of God

    • 1670 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Some pastors contend that God is not a God of anger and persecution, but instead of God of compassion who wants what is best for his creations. In contrast, Spinoza does not view God with such virtuosity as God is neither good nor evil nor just (Nadler, Humanities, p. 46). Speaking and believing in the goodness of God and even viewing God is this light is similar to believing in fairies that would make his or her wishes come true. However, none of the theisms can depict God as a wish grantor instead God provides the possibilities and he or she makes their own wishes come…

    • 1670 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    One thing that we learn early in the Old Testament is that if you’re poor you are still able to make sacrifices for your sin even if you cannot afford a lamb. God makes provisions for people who are in need. Leviticus 5:7 says, “But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has…

    • 1516 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays