Everyday advice from the Bible
As I sat this week in synagogue, I got confused and annoyed at the continuity of the portions. Last week was Bo, (yes Bo knows) which ended on the note of when your child asks you why do you this? You should respond this is why G-d did for me with an outstretched arm and a might hand and redeemed me from Egypt.
This week, Beshalach, the portion starts off with Pharaoh SENDING the Hebrews out of Egypt. It was at this point which annoyed me. I got out of it, it was G-d's work that got the ability to get out of Egypt but it was Pharaoh who actually sent us out!? Kind of an insult to G-d isn't it?
So, I sat there wondering why is it stated like that. And In My Humble Opinion (IMHO) I believe it was because had Pharaoh not sent out the Hebrews, they would not have left due to the fact that they became comfortable with their position.
So what can be learned from this for todays world. Again, IMHO life is not supposed to be a walk in the park, and there comes a time (maybe more than once) when you need to exit the confines of your comfort zone and become something greater. Who knows, you might look back in the future and say, "Wow, that didn't seem so bad."