"In Our Setbacks" - Exodus 4:28-6:13 (Exodus: God is Here)

At the end of Exodus 2, we discover the joy-filled announcement that God will rescue His people from their oppression and slavery in Egypt. He heard their groaning. He remembered His covenant. He saw His people and He knew. However, instead of instant and immediate relief, things actually get worse for Israel before they get better. As Moses comes before Pharaoh and demands that he let God's people go, it results in harder work and greater suffering in the lives of the God's people. And the result is disillusionment and frustration with the deliverance of God. This story provides us with a framework for dealing with the setbacks we encounter in God's story of rescue.