Led by God

God mercifully leads Israel out of Egypt and toward the Red Sea by a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night. God's presence with his people was constant and faithful, never departing from them. As we think about Israel's deliverance and our own, there are many similarities, perhaps none greater than God's presence. As we near Christmas, we celebrate our savior, Immanuel, God with us.

God mercifully leads Israel out of Egypt and toward the Red Sea by a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night. God's presence with his people was constant and faithful, never departing from them. As we think about Israel's deliverance and our own, there are many similarities, perhaps none greater than God's presence. As we near Christmas, we celebrate our savior, Immanuel, God with us.

Discussion Questions

  • Why did God steer Israel clear of the Philistines, didn't God just defeat the Egyptians?
  • What is the significance of Moses taking Joseph's bones with them?
  • Where also have we seen God's presence manifest itself by fire?
  • What is significant about having both the cloud and the fire?