Why Did the Exodus Happen? Read This Brief Article to Discover the *Shocking* Answer!

Why did the exodus occur? Why did God redeem his people from the land of Egypt? Well, here are some biblical statements, quotations from God himself, to take into account.

“Let my son go, so he may worship me.” (Exod 4:23)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness.” (Exod 7:16)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exod 8:1)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exod 8:20)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exod 9:1)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exod 9:13)

“Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” (Exod 10:3)

So, why did the exodus take place? Why did God send all those plagues? Why did God take his people through the Red Sea? Well, think about it a bit, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to discover the *shocking* answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reason the exodus happened is so that Leviticus would happen!

The reason the exodus took place is so that Leviticus would take place!

Leviticus was the goal of the exodus.

Important book? Should we read and study this book?

I think so!

Jerry Shepherd
July 28, 2017

6 thoughts on “Why Did the Exodus Happen? Read This Brief Article to Discover the *Shocking* Answer!

  1. And here I thought the answer would be “worship me” since it was repeated 7 times in your example. However as we go further there are main themes of holiness in regards to Yahweh, the priesthood; the people and their land and of course the Messiah. Sadly, in the world of fast paced consumerism / “what’s in for me?” many will miss the practical value and instruction hidden among the pages of this timeless book

  2. For me, those verses tell me how to pray for unsaved family and friends. It is easy to have personal motives, such as ‘I want my kids in heaven’ but God is now hearing me pray that He will bring them out of bondage to sin that they might worship Him. And I mean it.
    Thank you. The ESV does not use the word ‘worship’ so I may not have caught this, but as soon as I read the verses in your post, I knew God was giving them to me for that reason.
    I agree the need to study and appreciate Leviticus though! 🙂

  3. What an interesting perspective on Leviticus!. I can’t recall ever hearing any specific teaching about this, yet it is so foundational to the gospel story.
    Can you recommend a good study guide that would relate to this, rather than just looking at Jewish laws?
    Thank you for introducing this Jerry.

    • Hi Bill. Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you any earlier. I wasn’t sure if you were looking for a study guide that has question and answer sections, or if you were referring to a good commentary geared toward lay people. If it’s the first, I am not really all that familiar with those kinds of study guides for Leviticus, so I would hesitate to suggest one. If it’s the second, I would recommend a book by Derek Tidball, entitled, The Message of Leviticus: Free to Be Holy. It is in the series, The Bible Speaks Today, published by Intervarsity. It’s very good. I hope this helps.

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