This passage is short, yet it is packed full of details, and not just trivial details but important ones. These details are not only important for us to understand the exodus narrative, they also help us understand something about God and His Word.
There is a type of laziness and fear around the Word of God that keeps many people from living as the people of God. Somewhere along the way, we began associating going deep into the Word of God—taking the time to consider every verse, every word, such as we see here in this text—with cold, dead orthodoxy. Somewhere the idea of study became a negative. It’s like the more you know the God of the Bible, the less you love Him.
We’ve got it flipped and need to turn our view of the Bible right-side-up. The more we know and learn about God, who He is and what He has done in and through Jesus Christ, the more we’ll be in awe of Him and the more we’ll be driven toward mission, wanting to make His name great across all the earth!
How have your studies of God in Scripture increased your understanding of Him and helped you live on mission?