Discernment On Exodus In The Book Of The Bible

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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,
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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

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