The Hebrews slaves in Egypt had awful lives. The life of any slave is awful, but when the population of slaves outnumbers that of free people, tyranny and opression increase to keep the masses at bay.
The rich Egyptians finally hated the Hebrews because of the power and wrath of the Hebrew god. Plague after plague moved everyone except for Pharoah to run them out of the country.
In the wildnerness, the Hebrews made an ark of gold to be the seat of God’s mercy. The Ark of the Covenant was the place where God would come, sit between the angels, and meet with mankind.
Carried only by Levites, and untouchable by the Jordan River, where did the Ark come from? Did any of those slaves know what the fruit of their labor would become?
Hopefully, this will encourage you any time you feel like you are in a meaningless, dead-end job. Your work, your service, is not worthless.
‘Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.’John 2:23-25