God Sees and Knows

OPEN

Have a group member read Exodus 2:23-25 aloud.

How would you describe the tone of this passage?

REFLECT

Why does the text mention that the king of Egypt died? Think back to why Moses is not currently in Egypt (2:15). How might this detail affect the storyline?

Have a group member read Genesis 17:1-6. Why do you think God’s covenant is mentioned at this point in the Exodus narrative?

How does the description of God in 2:24-25 place Him in stark contrast to the gods of wood and stone worshiped by the Egyptians?

APPLY

The original readers of Exodus were the generation of Israelites about to enter the Promised Land after 40 years of wandering. How would the words of 2:24-25 have been a comfort to them? How should they comfort us?

In the midst of their suffering, how aware do you think the Israelites were that God heard, remembered, saw and knew? Why is it good for us to meditate on these truths in both good times and bad?

CLOSE

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

TIME

Set aside a time this week for your household to read Exodus 2:23-25. Then go through these questions together:

// When have you needed a lot of help to do something?

// How is your prayer life? Is it ever hard to feel or believe that God is hearing you and responding?

// How can your family pray more together as a household?

MOMENTS

At meal times, bed times or other daily times, remind your family that “God wants to talk with us.” Remind each other that God is generous—God gives what is best—and that He is loving—God does what is best.

MILESTONES

Are there milestones in your family’s future that you are praying for? Are you praying for godly marriages? Children? Jobs? Homes? Pray that the Lord would do something momentous in your family’s future.