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I just finished the book of Exodus, as part of my 2018 reading plan and I wanted to share with you my most important takeaway. There are certainly a lot of things which could be said about this book and there were several things I noticed this time I had not noticed before, but I consider this to be the most important.

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Many of us grew up learning the stories of the Old Testament. Since we were children, we heard about Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, Daniel being saved from the lions, and Queen Esther bravely saving her people, etc. Unfortunately, the way we learned to read them, and the way we continue to read them, is probably not best. They are not a hodgepodge of stories to teach us moral lessons about life. I think it’s time we had a better understanding of the Old Testament.

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