We are reading God's words to know God's thoughts
To adjust how we think, in order to reflect the ideas of God
We want to be like Jesus.
The 8th Century BC writer Isaiah wrote this:
my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are
my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 'For
as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there
but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to
the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from
my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that
which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.' "
We find these words included in the anthology of historic literature called "The Bible"
In Chapter 1 & 2 of the Exodus story (Part of an aural tradition, written down by Moses) we read the circumstances associated with the first 80 years of Moses' life.
Part 1 The Setting:
Egypt sometime around the 15th Century BC
Part 2 The Unique Voice
Moses identifies with the oppressed people: Israel
The Calling evidenced in Moses' life