Today's reading provides the basic biography of Moses, the great prophet who will lead the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and through the wilderness to within sight of the Promised Land. In it, we learn how a Hebrew male child survived, despite the order of Pharaoh that all Hebrew male babies should be killed, how he was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, and how Moses reacted when he learned his true heritage. The story then continues with the dramatic story of God's calling to Moses, giving him a mission to end the Hebrews' slavery.
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Exodus 1-8 today.