The Unfolding Mystery (Chapter 1 Verse 1)
It is the revelation of God delivering his people out from, and into. Bringing them into the new land of promise, into new life. And it was an event that Israel was commanded to recall constantly (Exodus 13:3). It was when Israel failed to remember that they owed their existence and destiny to this gracious deliverance they began to fall away, spiritually and morally. Likewise in the New Testament believers are commanded to remember God’s gracious deliverance (1 Peter 1:18-20). It is also partly, the reason for the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, remembrance. Notice too the ethos and attitude of the world-power then, it has not changed in the least, always the same, “And Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do know not the LORD, and moreover, neither will I let Israel go” (Exodus 5:2).
(© James R Hamilton, written Spring, 2015)