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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? Not entirely surprisingly, they see Moses as being the person who has put them in the danger which they now persceive they are in. They don't see that Moses is acting on behalf of God. It is Moses who they can see before them so it is Moses who gets the blame.

What motivates their fear? At their backs is what is probably the greatest army in the World at the time led by the most powerful ruler on Earth. In front of them is an impassable sea. There is no way out. I would have been afraid!! In addition though they had forgotten what God had being doing in the preceding period, how He had protected them. They had lost their faith.

Who are the people really blaming? They are really blaming God

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? He is decisive and issues commands as to how they are to behave, but he is also comforting and encouraging offering them words of faith. He also seems to pass on what the people are saying to God however, because God responds to Moses by saying "why do you cry out to me?" following which He commands Moses what He should do and Moses obeys.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesnt Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? How do the people respond to Moses words?

The people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army because the people see that leaving Egypt from slavery is a death sentence to them since the Egyptian army is approaching them to capture them or kill them so they blamed Moses for taking them into this mess. The people were motivated by fear because the Egyptian army were fast approaching them, and advancing at them with full armor and chariots. Moses responds to their blame and fear by reminding them that God, our lord is on our side and fighting for them. God's purpose is to deliver them - His power is to defeat and destroy anyone and anything that opposes this plan. The people's response to Moses's words were to comply with his instructions and to trust God again to deliver them from harm.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

Because he was their leader and the obvious choice to be blamed for their assumed death.

What motivates their fear? Their lack of faith in their leader.

Who are the people really blaming? The people are really blaming God, but directing it at Moses.

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? He tells them not to be afraid to stand firm and God will bring them deliverance. He gives them 4 commands and 3 faith assertions.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

Because he was their leader and the obvious choice to be blamed for their assumed death.

What motivates their fear? Their lack of faith in their leader.

Who are the people really blaming? The people are really blaming God, but directing it at Moses.

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? He tells them not to be afraid to stand firm and God will bring them deliverance. He gives them 4 commands and 3 faith assertions.

Why doesn

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesn

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The people blamed Moses because fear of the pursuing Egyptians armmy made them to see only danger and they forgot the promises of God to deliver them and take them to the land flowing with milk and honey. Danger can easily cause us to fear and our faith in the Lord then dims.

By blaming Moses they actually were blaming God who commissioned Moses.

Moses responded to their grumbling by reassurig that God would deliver them. They probably calmed down and He did deliver them miraculously.

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Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

Fear

What motivates their fear?

The unknown, being unfamiliar, the possibility of facing the wrath of a vengeful Pharaoh, not trusting, believing God.

Who are the people really blaming?

Because Moses was in the will of God, not acting according to his own will, the people were actually indirectly blaming God. They were shooting the messenger with their complaints.

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear?

He reassures them through several commands, and he as well prophesy to them making several faith assertions.

Why doesn't Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism?

Moses maintains his focus, being the leader that he was, he redirected their fear coaching them to regain their faith.

How do the people respond to Moses' words?

They responded to the words of Moses doing what he commanded.

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The people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army because they think that he is the one that led them out of Egypt. The thing that motivated their fear is that of the oncoming army. But since Moses was only doing what God had told him to do, the people are really blaming God.

Moses responds to their blame and fear by encouraging them and telling them that God is going to do the fighting for them. I think the reason that Moses didn

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesn't Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? How do the people respond to Moses' words?

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1Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

The people lacks Faith.They only sees how big is the problem and doesnt see how big is the God which Moses represents.It is this reason,why they haven't taken the promised land..because of lack of Faith.

Hebrews 11:2- For unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them : but the word preached did not profit them , not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

The people blame Moses for it is not what Moses promised them.God said through Moses that he will deliver the people out of Egypt,but that is not what the Hebrew people see in the moment.They see advancing Egyptian army ready to kill them.

Look at what God promise the people through Moses:

Exodus 3:20-21-20And I will stretch out my hand , and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go . 21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

2.What motivates their fear?

Their present situation.Their circumstances is not according to what was promise to them.

3.Who are the people really blaming?

They are actually blaming God..only they are afraid to do so,therefore they blame the bearer of the

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They blame Moses because at this point Moses is leading them through God...God is speaking to Moses and not the Israelites.

Their fear is motivated by what they see before them in the real world as opposed what they do not completely understand in the spiritural world.

They are really blaming God through Moses.

Moses takes all the blame upon himself.

Moses takes the blame upon himself because of the non-mature relationship that he has with God. Moses at this point only is taking orders from God and does not have a complete understanding of God's ways.

The Isarelites have to respond by doing what Moses says...otherwise their fate is doomed...they have no other option at this point.

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Why is God's glory important in the Exodus?

God's awesome glory demands faith and obedience! It as well demands reverence! His awe of His glory build confidence in Moses and the children of Jacob, empowering them to move, to go forth. It as well had an impact on Pharaoh and his army, the Egyptians knew of gods, after their encounter(s) with His awesome power they now knew of the God that Moses gave devotion to.

How is recognition of His glory important to faith?

It give /builds confidence enabling, better empowering one to believe that what God said He would come to past. The He can do what He chooses to do.

To holiness?

I do not believe in with our human understanding that we can ever comprehend God's glory, His power. However by His glory we come to know that there is NO GOD LIKE HIM! The He is separate from all other gods, none can compare. The He as well wants those whom believe on, in and upon Him to lead and live a separate life from those that believe in the other gods.

To reverence?

Recognition of His glory in important to reverencing Him not only because of His awesome power; that He has done amazing / incredible things nor that He will. It also is important because we know that He cares, that He loves us. We may not get everything we want, when He blesses us it may not happen in the manner that we want, sometimes the blessing may even go unnoticed, yet He cares and has our best interest at heart. I'm certain that the desert wasn't the optimal place that the children of Jacob wanted to receive their blessing(s). They had seen the plagues, and now yet again they see His awesome wonder. However some of them still did not notice that they were being blessed, they saw what was before them, the opportunity to be delivered.

What happens when leaders take for themselves the credit and glory that should go only to God?

When leaders / Christians take for themselves the credit and glory that is due to God, they are out of the Will of God. They are adhering to their carnal desire and the more they do so the less sensitive they become to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The more they become less sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading the farther they move from God.

How can leaders keep themselves from pride?

Crucify their flesh; remember that they too are required to take up the cross and deny self; recall that they were creates to worship and not be worshipped; adhere to putting God first and loving their neighbor as they are to love themselves. Recall that they are an instrument in His plan not the plan nor the power.

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Answer Q.3: The Israelites complain to Moses for they have to move on foot, tiredness, hungry, thirsty and the disbelief in his leadership. They even want to head back to the place where they lived and be enslaved before. They forget that God is their strength and promised them their fruitful land.

The weakening faith along with notrust in HIS WORDS and also cannot rely nor trust in the young leadership of Moses cause them fear.( Out of the track - normal man will feel the same to move from an old place to the new one where one does not know and has no other choice; the only reason they move is that it is the saying of Moses referred to God's Promise.

Moses said encouragely back to them to stand their ground and God will not let them see those Egyptians again and support them to arrive finally the new covenant land.

Moses at every moment to his experience gain more and more Faith and HIS Faithful Words that he does not have to defend himself for nothing. The noticeable one is that he asks God for HIS Pardon for the bluntness of his people many times.

After they safely cross the Nile, sing praises and offering their sacrifices and understand better of the concern God has for them; then they follow Moses and respond better to his words.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

The people blamed Moses for the advancing Egyptian army because they were convinced that they would have been better of if they had stayed in Egypt.

What motivates their fear?

Their fear was motivated by seeing an advancing army and seeing no where to go.

Who are the people really blaming?

The people are really blaming God since Moses was acting on His behalf as leader of the people.

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear?

Moses responded to their blame and fear by accepting their criticism as against God.

Why doesn

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The people blamed Moses for advancing Egyptian army because they were terrified and fearful of the army. The Egyptians fast horses and chariots motivated their fear and the thought of diying in the desert. The blame actually is of God's leadership through Moses. Moses' response to their criticisms was to reaffirm them of the Lord's victory, so that they should not be afraid but to stand firm and still. Moses doesn't defend himself because he has faith that God will defend them against the Egyptians. The people responded to Moses' words by following what he said.

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