7223 exodus, spiritual significance of
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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

Exodus 15:1-4

The psalmist praises God for his deliverance in the exodus

Psalm 77:19-20 See also Psalm 78:12-14,51-53; Psalm 105:26-45; Psalm 106:7-12; Psalm 114:1-4; Psalm 136:13-16

Joshua compares the crossing of the Jordan to the crossing of the Red Sea

Joshua 4:23-24

Nehemiah leads the people in praise of God by reciting all his wonderful deeds

Nehemiah 9:9-12

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

Deuteronomy 7:17-19

Rahab recounts what the LORD did at the Red Sea

Joshua 2:10-11

Isaiah looks forward to a future deliverance as a second exodus

Isaiah 43:16-19 See also Isaiah 11:15-16; Isaiah 51:10

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

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

Warnings against hardness of heart

Hebrews 3:7-9,16; 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 See also Psalm 95:7-11

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

1 Samuel 12:8-9 See also Judges 6:7-10; 2 Chronicles 7:22; Jeremiah 2:5-6; Jeremiah 7:22-26; Jeremiah 11:1-8

Acts 7:36-39

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

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

The exodus as a sign of God's love

Hosea 11:1

The exodus as an example of faith

Hebrews 11:29

See also

1105  God, power of
1265  hand of God
2324  Christ as Saviour
6178  hardness of heart
7908  baptism, significance
8023  faith, necessity
8665  praise, reasons
8718  disobedience
8835  unbelief
8840  unfaithfulness to God

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