On episode 122 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss when God calls a nation. After almost 400 years in Egypt and terrible slavery, Moses is born! Because of a horrible decree he was supposed to be killed, but God’s sovereignty is a beautiful thing. He is placed in a basket in the Nile River and the princess finds him. When Moses grows up, God calls him to be the one to lead the Exodus of God’s people out of slavery and to the promised land. Moses doesn’t think he can do it, but God sends plagues and leads his people out of Egypt and across the Red Sea… on dry land. After the exodus, God gives Moses the law and 10 commandments which point to the gospel by showing our need for a savior and that we are saved by grace not works! God’s people (Israel) flip back and forth between choosing to trust God and choosing their own ways. Ultimately they have to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. During this time, God continues to provide for them. Moses raises up a leader named Joshua. Joshua leads God’s people at the battle of Jericho.
“Exodus is the history of redemption of God’s people for himself.” J.A. Medders
“God was continuing his great redemption story, he used a slave mother and her infant son. God keeps his promises to Israel and to you.” Jani Ortlund
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*