The True Israel of God
At Saint Andrew’s Chapel, we recently concluded a two-and-a-half-year study of the book of Exodus in our Sunday evening worship services. It was a tremendous journey as we made our way from Egypt, through the Red Sea, through the wilderness, up and down Mount Sinai, and toward the promised land. From the outset, we observed that one of the fundamental reasons for God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt was not simply that the Israelites would be free from bondage but that they would be set free in order to worship the Lord. Simply put, Exodus is not fundamentally about the exodus but about worship. The Lord delivered Israel that they might worship Him. The narrative of Exodus corresponds to the overarching theological narrative of Scripture, and the grand overarching narrative of Scripture is not simply redemption from bondage but redemption for worship.