Entering into His Rest by Bola Olu-Jordan
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Why did God bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? We may readily say it is to free them from slavery and deliver them from the hands of their Egyptian oppressors. They had cried to God for deliverance “and the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large land, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites”(Exo.3:7-8). But then, that is not 'the reason' as everything God does is because of Himself not man.