This is the beginning of the book of Exodus, a pivotal story in the history of Israel. Throughout Scripture, Israel is often reminded that God is the one who led His people out of bondage and out of Egypt; it’s a way to point to His power, His kindness, and His covenant faithfulness to fulfill His promises. As we enter the text, we’re told that Joseph has been forgotten and that the nation of Israel, though numerous, is being oppressed in the bonds of slavery.
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Thanks for listening, and remember: Happy is the one whose delight is in the Lord’s instruction and he meditates on it day and night.
Christian Standard Bible translation.
All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.