The psalmist declares: “Truly, Lord, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant. You set me free from my chains.” (116:16).
Insight #1: The exodus from Egypt was never intended to be a “free for all” in self-gratification. The freedom FROM Pharaoh is a FREEDOM to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The biblical understanding, from a Jewish point of view, is that a belief in God is more than He exists and created the world; it is the belief He created and formed me, gave me my standing, informed me of my duty, and He continues to create, form, keep, guide and lead me. Read more