The ridiculous claim that the Lord made was that Israel was going to plunder the Egyptians. This sounds ridiculous because how can a people who are in slavery, have been in slavery for centuries, and are still very much in slavery when the Lord finds them going to triumph over their slave masters? Our understanding is rather simple: if a people have been enslaved for centuries then it is very likely they will remain in slavery. However, the Lord promised that the Lord would deliver his people with a mighty hand. Is the Lord really able to do such a thing? What does this deliverance-exodus teach us about God’s redemption?