Exodus 4:18-31

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Moses returns to Egypt from Midian

Exodus 4:18-31

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Lesson Number 5

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Obedience should follow God’s commission to serve
  2. Worship should follow God’s message of salvation.

Practical Application

  1. Are you willing to return to an unpleasant situation to serve the Lord?


  1. How can the life of Moses be divided?
  2. Who was pharaoh when Moses returned to Egypt?
  3. Why would Pharaoh not let the Children of Israel leave Egypt?
  4. What is the “mountain of God”?
  5. What did Moses and Aaron do once they arrived in Egypt?
  6. What was the people’s response to the Lord’s pronouncement?


  1. Moses' life - 40 years being raised and educated in Egypt - 40 years being trained in the school of God in Midian - 40 years being God’s leader for the Children of Israel
  2. Likely Amenhotep II
  3. Because the Israelites were Egypt’s slave labor force, and because God had hardened Pharaoh’s heart.
  4. It is Mount Sinai.
  5. They assembled the Children of Israel together and showed them the miraculous signs, and told them all that the Lord had promised.
  6. They believed and worshipped the Lord.


  1. Review the events of Exodus 4:24-26. Refer to Genesis 17:10 where circumcision is given as a sign of the Abrahamic covenant. God expects His servants to obey. Do you have disobedience in your life, which is keeping you from following God’s commission to serve?
  2. Is worship your response to God’s salvation? Do you have a specific time in your week when you purposefully worship the Lord? The busyness of life can often interfere with worship. Make a point to make time to worship Him!


  1. Are you willing to serve the Lord wherever He asks you to go?

Key Verses

  • “Then Moses took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in his hand.” Exodus 4:20
  • “So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.” Exodus 4:31

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