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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7223 exodus, spiritual significance of
7223 exodus, spiritual significance of

7223 exodus, spiritual significance of

Scripture records the many instances of praise being given to God on account of the exodus. The events of the exodus, however, reveal the lack of faith, the hardness of heart and the spiritual stubbornness that can persist among believers. Scripture warns of the consequences of these things. In addition the exodus is seen as an act of divine deliverance which foreshadows the greater act of salvation through Jesus Christ.

How great God is: remember what he has done

The song of Moses and Miriam after the crossing of the Red Sea Ex 15:1-4

The psalmist praises God for his deliverance in the exodus Ps 77:19-20 See also Ps 78:12-14,51-53; Ps 105:26-45; Ps 106:7-12; Ps 114:1-4; Ps 136:13-16

Joshua compares the crossing of the Jordan to the crossing of the Red Sea Jos 4:23-24

Nehemiah leads the people in praise of God by reciting all his wonderful deeds Ne 9:9-12

God did great things in the past: he will do them again

Dt 7:17-19

Rahab recounts what the Lord did at the Red Sea Jos 2:10-11

Isaiah looks forward to a future deliverance as a second exodus Isa 43:16-19 See also Isa 11:15-16; Isa 51:10

The exodus is remembered at the renewal of the covenant at Shechem

Jos 24:16-18 See also Jos 24:5-7

Warnings against hardness of heart

Heb 3:7-9,16; 1Co 10:1-5 See also Ps 95:7-11

The disobedience of the Israelites despite their knowledge of God’s deliverance

1Sa 12:8-9 See also Jdg 6:7-10; 2Ch 7:22; Jer 2:5-6; Jer 7:22-26; Jer 11:1-8
Ac 7:36-39

A picture of the deliverance from sin won for believers by Jesus Christ

Heb 4:2 See also Heb 3:1-4:13

The exodus as a sign of God’s love

Hos 11:1

The exodus as an example of faith

Heb 11:29

See also

1105God, power of
1265hand of God
2324Christ as Saviour
6178hardness of heart
7908baptism, significance
8023faith, necessity
8665praise, reasons
8840unfaithfulness to God

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