2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
10:25-29 Luke in his Gospel refers to those who were learned in the Law of Moses as Lawyers (Comfort 2001: 806) the familiar name would be scribes, one stood up from his seat. In this setting Jesus could probably have been preaching in the Synagogue and this Scribe had it in him to put him to the test as he, as one who knows the Law he knew very well the answer to what he asks. The question he asked was a popular one amongst the Jews “how can I inherit eternal life.” (Calvin n.d: 44) states that the occasion that led the Lawyer to ask the Lord this question, is that being an expounder of the Law, he was offended at the doctrine of the gospel, by which he supposes the authority of Moses to be diminished. And in his mind when he asked this, the lawyer probably thought Jesus might contradict the teaching of the Law of Moses, he being a Lawyer knew very well, and had he contradicted it, then something would have been done to him, maybe he was going to be arrested for teaching what contradicts their Laws. The Lord Jesus having been asked this question is not hesitant in his response since he is dealing with one who knows the Law, two questions the Lord asks are these, what is written in the law?
Isaiah 53 When studying the bible, you can find that there is not place in all the Old Testament is it so plainly and fully prophesied. That Christ would have to suffer, and then to enter into his glory, as in this chapter. But to this day few discern, or will acknowledge, that Divine power which goes with the word. The authentic and most important report of salvation for sinners, through the Son of God, is disregarded. The low condition he submitted to, and his appearance in the world, were not agreeable to the ideas the Jews had formed of the Messiah.
Second speech of Moses (5: 1-26: 19). This is a call to Israel to listen to Jehovah, who has spoken with them face to face on Sinai. Notice how Moses returns to declare the Law with some necessary adjustments, and so he adapts it for their new life on the other side of the Jordan. It is not a simple recount of regulations and ordinances. Each word shows that the heart of Moses is full of zeal and devotion to his God.
God protected the baby Moses from Pharaoh’s plan to kill all the Hebrew boys. The baby Moses was saved by Pharaoh’s daughter. In Exodus 2:10, it was recorded that Pharaoh's daughter raised Moses as her own son. This account showed that God not only thwarted Pharaoh’s plan to kill Moses, the irony was that Moses was raised up under the nose of Pharaoh as a “son” of her daughter (“Moses” in Egyptian means “son”) (Childs 1974:19). As part of God’s plan to save and train Moses, God allowed Moses to be raised and trained for 40 years in Pharaoh's court.
The text is narrating as it is telling the story of the Israelites, God, and others. It narrates the story of God and the Israelites after He rescued them out of Egypt; the text continues to narrate as God instructs them on the consequences of worshipping and serving other Gods. The text is continually “warning”; the Israelites are warned of the consequences they must carry out if one entices them to worship or follow another god. They are warned as they are given examples of what to do if a prophet, a person of whom they are in close relation to, or a town suggests following another God. After their warning, they are told “all of Israel will hear and be afraid” (verse 10).
Heb 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Heb 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. Heb 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting to do were drowned.” The above scriptures show that Moses was prepared for leadership. He to identified with his people rather than enjoy the riches in the King’s house. God was moved to use him for the Israelites because of the passion he had for his flock.
i) peshat – the plain meaning, ii) remez – allusion or allegory, iii) derash – the homiletical meaning, and iv) sod – the mystical or secret meanings are performed in this tradition. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, there was shifting occurred in biblical interpretation and exegetical methods. In this period, Martin Luther declared that the Holy Spirit is the writer and speaker in heaven and earth. Therefore His words cannot have more than one meaning. Interpretations of this age are based on the church fathers and major authorities had said about a text.