The OT provides many examples of God delivering his people from bondage, of which the greatest is the exodus. These acts of deliverance foreshadow and prepare the way for the redeeming work of God through Jesus Christ, revealed in the NT.
God sets his people free to receive his promised giftsEx 3:8 The inheritance is the promised land of Canaan, which foreshadows the gospel inheritance of eternal life in the kingdom of God; Nu 14:7-8; Dt 8:7-9; Eze 20:6
Freedom is conditional upon obedience
Israel is commanded to remember the exodus as a matter of obedienceEx 13:8-10
Israel’s freedom depends upon continuing obedience to the LordDt 28:25,47-48
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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