INSPIRATION IN EXODUS

Exodus

The film “Exodus” is based on the story of a leader, Moses, leading his people, the Israelites, out of slavery in Egypt, an event more than 1,000 years BCE.

There were a number of memorable, inspiring quotations of which two are shared here.

COMMITMENT BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE

The first is an exchange between Moses and his wife Zipporah on their wedding night:

Zipporah: Who makes you happy?

Moses: You do.

Zipporah: What’s the most important thing in your life?

Moses: You are.

Zipporah: Where would you rather be?

Moses: With you.

Zipporah: When will you leave me?

Moses: Never.

Zipporah: Proceed.

How lovely! All husbands and wives should renew their commitment on these lines, again and again.

HONOUR IN LEADERSHIP

The second is a declaration by Moses the leader as the people faced hardship leaving Egypt, crossing the Red Sea, and travelling through the desert.

Moses: You honour me with your trust. I now honour you with my faith.

This is leadership – people must place trust in their leader to lead them well and do good for their lives, and a leader must respond with faith in his people to do their best and to do what is right!