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Chapters 1 and 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapters 5 to 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapters 16 and 17
Chapter 18
Chapters 19 to 23
Chapters 24 and 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapters 30 and 31
Chapter 32
Chapters 33 and 34
Chapters 35 to 40

Deliverance, redemption and establishment of Israel as God's people

In the Book of Exodus we have, as the general and characteristic subject, the deliverance and redemption of the people of God, and their establishment as a people before Him, whether under the law, or under the government of God in longsuffering — of a God who, having so brought them to Himself, provided for His unfaithful people; not indeed entrance into His own presence, but a way of approaching Him, at least at a distance, although they had failed. But the veil was unrent: God did not come out to them, nor could they go in to God. And this is of all possible importance, and characteristic of the difference of Christianity. God did come amongst sinful men in love in Christ, and man is gone in to God, in righteousness, and withal the veil is rent from top to bottom. The law required from man what man ought to be as a child of Adam; life was put as the consequence of keeping it, and there was a curse for him if it was not kept. God's relationship with the people had at first been in grace; but this did not continue, and the people never entered thereinto with intelligence, nor understood this grace like persons who stood in need of it as sinners. Let us examine the course of these divine instructions.

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