Concern for Bondservants
This section of Exodus is called the Book of the Covenant, and it consists of laws that govern Israel in line with God’s holy character. Right at the beginning is this passage regulating servitude in Israel. Christians are often embarrassed by these verses, and atheists use them to attack the Bible. Both groups misunderstand what Scripture teaches. Slavery is an ever-present reality in the world, now more than ever. God brought Israel out of slavery in Egypt and He wanted them to stay out of it.