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The children of Israel are at a low point.

An excerpt from Enjoying Exodus: The Bible in Rhyme by Marcia Goldlist

Bible Study Tools


  • What do you think it is like to be a slave?
  • What does it mean to have a broken spirit?
  • What does it mean to be free?

Creative Thinking Questions:

  • Are there different kinds of slavery? Explain.
  • Is anyone really free? Explain.

Homeschool Activities:

  • Why is it harder to listen to someone when you feel down?
  • Give a presentation on slavery.
  • What characteristics make you listen to someone and want to follow him/her?
  • Had the slavery been easier on the children of Israel do you think that they would have been more likely to listen to Moses? Why?
  • Explain how you think the spirit of the children of Israel got broken.
  • Do you think having a broken spirit is the same as being depressed? What are the similarities and differences.
  • If the children of Israel did not like being slaves and Moses said that God would take them out of slavery why would they not listen to him?