Very often in our everyday life we, consciously or unconsciously, use ideas and expressions which are biblical, but do we know the meaning and significance of these invaluable words? Aren’t we using them inappropriately, out of place? The show “Reflections” touches upon these issues.
This expression has the meaning of hard, slavery, backbreaking labor. In Chapter 1 of the Book of Exodus, we read: "And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor." The encounter between Egypt and God's people backs in time to the days of Abraham who went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, in the years of famine.