As Moses delivered his people from slavery, so also is God about to do great things for us. We will be delivered from the slavery of sin and journey to a heavenly Canaan. Once again God is trying to turn the minds of His people toward the importance of Sabbath rest.
AN AMAZING FACT: In 2010, almost 200,000 people in 153 countries were surveyed about helping others during the previous month. The survey found that about 20 percent had done volunteer work, almost a third had given money to charity, and about 45 percent had helped a stranger. Surprisingly, half of the top 20 most charitable countries are developing countries, and the happiest countries—not necessarily the most wealthy ones—tended to give the most (maybe that’s why they are the happiest).