Here’s a passage in Exodus I love because it reminds me that as believers (as the Hebrews) we are set apart from the rest of the world (Egyptians.) The bad guy king was trying to get all the midwives to kill all the male Hebrew babies at birth but they feared God and refused to do it.
“And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharoah, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women, for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.” Exodus 1:18-19
So there you go, we are lively. Another translation says vigorous. This actually happened to me once. Four of our babies were born at home, and for one of the births, when I called the midwife, I apparently sounded rather lively and so she didn't take me seriously. She got there a few minutes after the baby was born. Which freaked me out but, I learned not to sound quite so vigorous in the future.
Memo from God to Pharoah when he wouldn’t let the people go: “Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me?” Ex 10:3
When they were about to cross the Red Sea, which God parted for them so they could cross on dry land, astonishingly miraculous:
“Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Ex 14:13,14
“The Lord is a man of war.” Exodus 15:3 also translated, “the Lord is a warrior.” Military wives can take comfort in that. God's fighting our battles alongside our husbands.
This next passage kind of blows me away, when I think that possibly I might be tight friends with God like that sometimes, not that I am worthy but I do know He is my friend. I love how it says this:
“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” Exodus 33:11 I like knowing that God is always available to talk to me, and He is my friend.
Moses to God: “Shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight. And he said ‘My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.’” Ex 33:13-14
So when my heart is troubled, I know that God’s presence will be the place I can go to get rest from the heaviness of heart. Also the Bible says that Moses was the “meekest man on the face of the earth” and God chose him to do such an important job so that tells you God values meekness. So when we are meek/humble/weak God is at work in us and has some mighty cool plans brewing for us.