Wednesday Evening Bible Study 05/13/09

Exodus 7:1-7 — GOD – Who Is Worthy Of Obedience

OUTLINE –

I.  ENCOURAGEMENT COMES FROM GOD TO MOSES – HE WILL BE AS A GOD BEFORE PHAROAH  AND AARON AS HIS PROPHET (vv. 1-2).

II.  THE HARDENING OF PHAROAH’S HEART; AND THE WORK OF GOD TO FREE ISRAEL FROM EGYPT (vv. 3-4).

III.  IN THE STRETCHED OUT HAND OF GOD SHALL EGYPT KNOW THAT GOD IS LORD (v. 5).

IV.  THE OBEDIENCE OF MOSES AND AARON IN THEIR OCTOGENERIAN YEARS (vv. 6-7)

Study Questions –

1.  God’s objective for Israel and Egypt is clear.  True   False  (vv. 4-5)

2.  In what way was Moses to “be god” to Pharoah?  (vv. 1-2)
A.  He would actually be deity.        B.  He would be the authoritative voice of God to Pharoah.
C.  He became one of the gods of Egypt.    D.  None of the above.

3.  God speaks of “hardening the heart of Pharoah”; when does the hardening of one’s heart begin? (vv. 3-4)
A.  When one hears the voice of God and believes.    B.  When one turns their will against God.
C.  When the will of God is hard to be known.        D.  All the above.

4.  This “hardening” basically shows the conflict between the will of wicked man; and the will of God.  True   False (vv. 3-4)

5.  Even in the ________________ of men God is still _________________ over the affairs of mankind (vv. 3-4).

6.  God’s will for Egypt and ______________ is that they might “Know that I AM the LORD” (v. 5).

7.  The “hand” of God is seen as comforting His people in their sorrow; and afflicting His people, and the nations when there is unrighteousness before His eyes.  True    False  (v. 5;  Isaiah 9:12, 17, 21; 10:4; 59:1).

8.  How important is the issue of obedience for the Christian of today?  How important is it for you? (v. 6)

9.  Aaron and Moses were both over the age of eighty years.  True    False  (v. 7)

10.  What conclusions can we draw from the ages of Aaron and Moses?

-Tim A. Blankenship

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