Saturday, January 17, 2009

Exodus 1: Blessings that Bite

What ironies or paradoxes can you find within the first chapter of Exodus?

View Exodus 1 here.

Post your ideas here as soon as possible! Click on the "Comments" link below to add your thoughts.


  1. "But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew." Ex 1:12.

    It's interesting that the Egyptians got the opposite of their intended result--they hoped to break the spirit of the Israelite people and decrease their numbers, but instead the Israelite population kept growing!

  2. The Egyptians feared the Hebrews would outnumber them and eventually turn on them during time of war. Their solution was to try to suppress them and decrease their number and to work them ruthlessly. In doing so, they may have been fulfilling their own prophecy. It appears obvious that their harsh treatment would incite hatred among the Hebrew people, making them more likely to rebel in the future. Interesting how flawed our reasoning can sometimes be when we are driven by fear.

    How much better it would have been to treat the Hebrews with kindness so they could gain an ally. Can you think of any examples when your fear drove you to do something counterproductive? Let’s be people that live by faith and not by fear.

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