Moses: Ransoms

Tom Harding

Vintage truth—God loves people.

Vintage truth—God made people for relationships.


Slave—a person who is taken as the property of another and is forced to obey.


Exodus 2:24–25

God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.


God hears

God sees

God knows


Is God going to do something or not?


Acts 1:7–8

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.


Exodus 3:7–8

Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land.


Obeying God is often the scariest option, but always the right one.



Exodus 6:9

So Moses told the people of Israel what the Lord had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.


Slave: a person who is excessively dependent on or controlled by someone or something.


When a good father sees something hurting his child, he will go after whatever is hurting his child.


Exodus 14:10–14

“Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? . . . Why did you make us leave Egypt? …We said, ‘Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It’s better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!’”

Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”


Vintage truth—God ransoms people.


Hebrews 9:15

. . . those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.


Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”


John 8:31–36

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.


There are far better things ahead than what we leave behind.


Vintage truth—God loves people.

Vintage truth—God made people for relationships.

Vintage truth—God ransoms people.