Praise and Worship in Exodus

30 Oct 2018 Book of Exodus

Praise in Exodus

HIS provision of God-fearing, uncompromising people in influential positions (1:17);

HIS attentiveness to the desperate cries of his people (2:24);

HIS faithfulness in keeping his promises (2:24-25);

HIS tender concern for the plight of his people (2:25);

HIS provision of capable leaders to guide his people (3:18);

HIS limitless mastery over nature (9:13-16);

HIS watchfulness over his people (13:20-22);

HIS power over his enemies (14:1-31);

HIS provision of food and water to refresh his people (15:27–16:36);

HIS patience with his people (15:25; 16:1-12; 17:1-7);

HIS provision of wise and discerning counselors (18:1-27);

HIS desire to dwell among his people (19:10-11; 25:8; 40:34-38);

HIS laws of great wisdom and compassion (20–23);

HIS forgiveness of sin and his call to worship him (24–31);

HIS willingness to listen when we intercede for others (32:11-14); and

HIS character, which is merciful, gracious, slow to anger, loving, faithful, and forgiving (34:6-7).

Worship in Exodus

Worship begins with God, who rescues us from sin and oppression (1–3).

Worship reminds us of God’s absolute dominion over nature and humanity (7:14–11:10).

Ceremony can vividly recall the power and mercy of God (12:1-30).

Song can celebrate God’s deeds and teach about his salvation (15:1-18).

The Sabbath rest, which brings renewal from God, is inseparable from worship (23:12).

We worship a holy God and must not enter his presence casually or carelessly (25–31).

Symbolic art and handiwork can help us learn about God (36:1–39:31).

Preparation for worship is essential as we approach the living God (39–40).