You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation of people belonging to God so that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness and into light.
Look around the room, you are who I’m describing. Because this is true, live good lives among the pagans so that even though they accuse you of doing wrong (they will), they will see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. What are those deeds?
It is God who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it but because this was his plan long ago before the world began. So whenever God acts, you would expect him to act according to his plan.
So when the events of Exodus occur, understand this: God is not “winging it” this is his plan. He waits for the moment and executes. This is important for us to understand.
“What must I do to be saved?”
The first person to ask that question was a Philippian jailer. Paul was in jail one night and at about midnight, while chained to the walls, and earthquake hit and freed Paul from his chains. It was the practice of jailers in those days to kill themselves if they lost their prisoners.