It is God’s intent to lead the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt and restore them to their ancestral homeland.
God is with all of us. He leads us where He wants us to go. We need to be responsive to Him.
Moses was not the clean cut idealist one might have expected God to choose to liberate His people. He became a guerilla warrior and took the law into his own hands.
Genesis recounts the early years of God's association with Abraham. Exodus tells the story of the Israelites' return from slavery in Egypt to the land God had promised them.
God’s plans seem to be reaching a conclusion. The Israelites would grow and prosper, even as God had promised Abraham long ago.
The migration of Jacob and his family into Egypt was the result of a direct command from God. But God promises that he will bring Abraham's family back again out of Egypt in His own time.
God sent Joseph into Egypt to provide for the well-being of His people. God provides for our well-being, too.
The hand of God works not only in visions and dreams but in the seemingly detached decisions of men.
Jacob, who up to this point was known mainly as an able deceiver, is now given a name--Israel--that shows that he was to be the ancestor of God’s chosen race.
God makes us part of His plans for His people. It is not because of our goodness but simply because of God’s providential choice.