The entire book of Exodus shows how God kept his promises to Abraham, saving Abraham’s descendants and making them into a great nation—God’s own nation.
How God did this is part of the story. He used all kinds of people and controlled the events of history to protect and raise up the leader Moses:
- God used two faithful midwives.
- He used a caring mother and quick-thinking sister.
- He controlled the princess ofEgypt.
- He used the evil plans of Pharaoh, who wanted to kill Hebrew babies, to cause one of those babies to grow up in Pharaoh’s own palace.
- He even used Moses’ suffering. The baby’s cries caused the princess to act.
Exodus also shows us why God saved his people—out of love and faithfulness, so they could worship, and for his glory.
But for now, we simply marvel at the how. God uses the actions of faithful believers. He’s also never beaten by evil and suffering, but is able to turn them to good. He did this again many years later in the life of Jesus, and he does it for us today. No matter what evil and suffering we face, God will bless us and bring himself glory.