The Great Salvation
Tags: bondage, deliverance, redemption, salvation, universal
Thought for the Week:
The Bible never says, "God helps those who help themselves." However, the Bible often says that God helps the helpless.
The salvation from Egypt sets the pattern for God's redeeming work. It provides a picture of God's greater, universal plan of salvation through Messiah. This is most obvious in the symbolism of the Passover sacrifice, but there are other aspects as well.
For example, the Exodus from Egypt was orchestrated and carried out totally by God. All Israel had to do was simply to walk in it. There was nothing Israel could do at the Red Sea. Egypt was quickly overtaking them with chariots, bows and arrows, and swords. To the left and to the right was desert, which would only have served as a …
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