Friday, December 03, 2010

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 7


Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.

Stacey


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 7. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…



7:8-9 – the word used here for snake is “monster”. That’s not the same word used in 4:3. Some commentators believe this creature was a crocodile.

7:8-13 – Aaron’s staff swallows those of the Egyptian magicians. God defeats Heka. He was the deification of magic.

7:14-8:15 – The Lord’s defeat of Egypt’s water gods.

7:14-24 – plague #1 – plague of blood over the waters of Egypt. God defeats the water gods/goddesses (Anuket, Hapy, Mut, Naunet) of Egypt.

This smell must have been horrible! Between the blood and dead fish, yuck!!!

7:15-16 – God wanted the Israelites released so they might serve Him in the wilderness. NIV says worship Him in the desert.

7:15 – Was it Pharaoh’s habit to bathe every morning? Pharaoh was probably going to the river to worship Egypt’s water gods.

7:16 – Refer back to Genesis 2:15 – Adam’s primary job in the Garden of Eden was to work (this is the same word used for “worship” or “serve” in this verse) and take care (this is the came word used for “guard” in Genesis 3:24 – if Adam wouldn’t guard the garden, the angels would! The serpent never should have gotten into the garden.) of the garden.

7:22 – why would Egypt’s magicians make more blood?

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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