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The Book of Exodus

  • Jan 2009 Issue
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Muhammad is said to have received his revelation alone in a cave. Joseph Smith claimed to see his "First Vision" in a secluded grove. Buddha arrived at his enlightenment through solitary meditation. And Moses' flock of sheep served as the only witnesses to his encounter at the burning bush. This is the argument most skeptics pose against the major faiths of the world——the leaders always seem to receive their revelations in private.

So what made Moses' message unique? How was the God of Israel any different? In a word: Exodus. Unlike others who claimed to be prophets, Moses didn't want to speak for God. He, too, doubted anyone would believe him. So God repeatedly offered proof to substantiate Moses' message, and the book of Exodus is filled with that evidence of God's power.

This month's study is packed with examples of God's superiority on display. We will watch as He demonstrates His dominion over snakes, disease, water, blood, pests, afflictions, and death. But perhaps the most astounding attribute of God at work in Exodus is His faithful, abiding love for His people.

By the end of this study, you may find yourself asking a new set of questions. How can anyone be hard-hearted enough not to believe in God's power and love? How can such a great God love such lowly people? The more we study the power of God, the more we must marvel at His nature. While we can never fully understand the incomprehensible scope of His character, we have no reason to doubt it, either. He has provided ample evidence to substantiate His message.

Thank you for studying with us in Today in the Word. May His power and love be as evident in your life as it is in the miraculous signs we are studying.


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