Week Five—Despondency and Cruel Bondage

Knowing God in Exodus

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
—2 Peter 3:9, NASB

Pharaoh rejected God's word because of pride and a hardened heart. The Israelites, who initially received the word of deliverance with joy, later grew hard of hearing "on account of their despondency and cruel bondage" (Exodus 6:9). Even Moses pushed back against God's clear word to go to Egypt. People today are no different.

Hence, here are the questions to get our discussion kicked off this week:

• What do you think are key areas of pushback against God in our culture at large? In your generational culture?

• In what ways can we be sensitive to our culture while at the same time speaking the truth?

• What has been your key takeaway from this section of the book of Exodus?

Remember, if you have any other burning questions or topics you want to address, go ahead and let me know!

If you haven't posted yet, why not give it a try this week?!

Blessings,

pam :)