Bible Study On Moses | Exodus 33 | SOAP Method

The Bible says that God would speak to Moses face to face as one would do with a friend.  Moses had an amazing relationship with God, that is my desire.  I hope that it will also be your desire by the end of this Bible study on Moses.  I will show you 3 lessons that I learned while studying Exodus 33 NLT using the SOAP method.


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Book Of Exodus Summary

The Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves to keep them from increasing in number as they now outnumbered the Egyptians.  They worked them without mercy, they made their lives bitter, they were ruthless.


Then Pharoah came up with an idea to have all the male babies that were born to Hebrew women killed, but if it was a girl they could live.  That plan didn’t work, the midwives said that the Hebrew women were so vigorous and had their babies so quickly they couldn’t get there in time.


That wasn’t true, they lied because they feared God and refused to follow the King’s orders, and God was good to the midwives for that.


So Pharoah came up with another idea, of course, these were all demonic and triggered by satan.  He gave an order to all his people to throw every newborn Hebrew boy into the Nile River but let the girls live. 


Wow-what a story you will soon see the significance of Moses and lessons from the life of Moses as we dive into this SOAP Bible study that will show you how to study the Bible for yourself.


Story Of Moses In The Bible

In Exodus chapter 2 Moses was born and his mother sees that he is special, so she hides him for 3 months.  She decides to get a basket and put the baby in it and laid it by the reeds along the bank of the Nile river.


Pharoah’s daughter saw the basket and sent her maid for it and when she saw Moses, she felt sorry for him.  His sister was watching and asked the Princess if she should get someone to nurse the baby.  Guess who she got…Yes Moses’ mother.


When Moses got older Pharoah’s daughter adopted him.


Look at God!  Do you see how He works?  It reminds me of that song…even when I don’t see it He’s working, even when I don’t feel it He’s working, He never stops working.


I love this Moses Bible study because it shows us that God is always at work on our behalf…what a wonderful Father we have.



What Was Moses Known For?

God calls Moses to be the deliverer and lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.  After a lot of protest from Moses, he finally agrees.


God has a plan for each of our lives.  Pharoah wanted all of the boys dead and he enslaved the people, but he took care of the same person (Moses) that was going to help to deliver them from slavery.


How amazing is that?  It could only be viewed as a God plan.


We will soon begin our SOAP method of Bible study on Exodus 33 NLT.




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Bible Study On Moses

You now have a fairly good understanding of what the Israelites were going through and why they needed someone to deliver them out of slavery.  Of course, Moses didn’t do this on his own, he was directed by God.


Exodus 33

Let’s begin this Bible study about Moses using the SOAP Bible study method. 


Before I begin my Bible study, I always say a prayer based on Colossians 1:9-10, I say Heavenly Father, fill me with the knowledge of your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that I may live a life worthy of you Lord and please you in every way bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of You in Jesus’ name Amen.


Remember to record in your SOAP Bible study journal.




Exodus 33:12-23

12 One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the Promised Land.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favorably on you.’ 13 If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people.”


14 The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”


15 Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. 16 How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”


17 The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”


18 Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.”


19 The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose. 20 But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.” 


21 The Lord continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock. 22 As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.”




  • The purpose of this book is to record the events of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt
  • Author – Moses
  • Place - Egypt
  • Written 1450-1410 BC in the wilderness during Israel’s wandering
  • God told Moses to take them to the promised land
  • Moses was concerned with who was going to go with them
  • Moses used Gods words back to Him…God honors his word above his name…God had told Moses that He knows him by name and that He looked favorable on him
  • Moses challenged God by saying if that is true then let me know your ways so I can understand and continue to receive our favor
  • Moses reminded God that Israel was His people


  • God said he would personally go with him and give him rest….so interesting because in verse 2 and 3 God told Moses that He would send an Angel. I quote…    ”But I will not travel among you for you are a stubborn and rebellious people if I did I would surely destroy you along the way.“
  • Moses pleads with God and says if you don’t go with us don’t make us leave
  • He didn’t want to go without God
  • God’s presence sets us apart so everyone knows we are different
  • God told Moses that He would do what he asked because he looks favorable on him and knows him by name…that is the same thing that Moses said to God
  • Moses wants a personal experience with God…to know His ways not only his acts
  • Seek and we will find
  • God agreed
  • God told Moses he could not see His face
  • God could have just said no you can’t see my face, but God loved him so much that He granted his request and allowed him to see Him from behind
  • Reference John 14:23 - “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
  • We will receive the deepest revelation and a closer relationship with Him if we love and obey Him




  • Always be led by the Spirit of God
  • Speak Gods words back to him, which is His word, or any promises that He has made
  • Seek for God’s presence
  • Seek an intimate relationship with Him
  • Know God’s ways, by studying the Word
  • Do a topical Bible study on who God is
  • Obey and love Him



Heavenly Father thank You for the revelation of Your word through the Holy Spirit. I want Your direction and leading in all I do. I want to know You intimately.

Holy Spirit reveal to me who God really is, His love, and His ways as I begin to study the Bible. Help me to always obey Him in Jesus’ name Amen.   


What Does The Story Of Moses Teach Us?

The story of Moses in the Bible taught me to:


You were able to see the SOAP Bible study method in action and realize that it is beginner-friendly as well as a simpler way to study the Bible and understand it.


I enjoyed this Bible study lesson, learning these facts about Moses in the Bible was truly inspirational and I will be applying those application points with the help of the Holy Spirit…will You?  What was the most significant part of this Bible study for you?


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