Everything that was written in the past
(Anne Dutton's Letters on
I humbly think that the bondage of the children of
Israel in Egypt, under Pharaoh and his task-masters,
was typical of the cruel bondage of the people of
God in a state of nature, under the tyranny of sin
and Satan and a broken law of works.
Their deliverance from Egypt and passage through
the Red Sea were typical of our deliverance from the
power of darkness, and translation into the kingdom
of God's dear Son at our first conversion.
Their journeys through the desolate wilderness were
typical of our travels through this world of trouble.
Their Land of Promise was typical of our promised rest.
Their passage over Jordan into Canaan was typical
of our of our passing from this world of sin and sorrow
into the world of joy and glory as our everlasting rest.
"All these events happened to them as examples for
us. They were written down to warn us, on whom
the fulfillment of the ages has come." 1 Cor. 10:11
"For everything that was written in the past
was written to teach us." Romans 15:4