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The records in Exodus as well as here, show that the Egyptians loaded the Hebrews with silver and gold as pay back for the countless years they had been in slavery to them (Ex. l2:35-36). The oppressed Israelites were anxious to leave, but not anymore so than their oppressors (vv. 37:38).
In these next few verses (vv. 39-40) we see how God was truly merciful to his murmuring people. “He spread a cloud for a covering: and fire to give light in the night” (v. 39). This is a demonstration of the kindness of God. He led his people (in spite of their murmuring) in such a way that the worst of their discomforts were cared for. A cloud to shade them from the sun’s fierce heat by day and a fire to light their path at night. God miraculously provided food and drink for His people and did so all forty years they were wandering in the wilderness (vv. 40- 41).
Three acts of God proved His love and faithfulness to Israel:
The purpose of God rescuing the Israelites was that they would “observe His statuettes and keep His laws” (v. 45). That is also His purpose for rescuing me from a path of sin. It is easy to forget how sin once had dominion in my life.
Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold, and there was none among his tribes who stumbled. Egypt was glad when they departed, for dread of them had fallen upon it. He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night. They asked, and he brought quail, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance. He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed through the desert like a river. For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant. So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing. And he gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil, that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the LORD!
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