The Entire Book of Exodus is Shaped by Grace

The entire book of Exodus is shaped by grace.  Grace is seen in the people God uses, the people God redeems, and the way God redeems them.  If there ever was clear evidence that God saves people based on who He is and not what what we have done, it’s the exodus from Egypt.  God doesn’t rescue His people from Egypt because they are righteous.  They aren’t fasting, praying, or even living righteously while in slavery.  They aren’t on their knees, seeking the Lord.  In fact, the Bible tells us they are on their knees worshipping idols.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 68

Out of Thin Air

God doesn’t help those who help themselves.  God creates righteousness like the stars – out of thin air.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 68

Have You Been Reading the OT Through a Thick Lens?

…the book of Exodus is filed with sinners and outcasts who become conduits of grace when God liberates His people from Egypt.  If you haven’t noticed this, you may have been reading the Old Testament through a thick lens – looking for heroes and saints to emulate instead of a gracious God to thank.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 65