our heritage - what can we learn about God & ourselves?
Exodus: God overcoming 'gods' of Egypt
God's intention in creating a people - show rest of world what He's like
God needed to make them ready to be His people - by showing them what He's like (through his reactions to their actions), having them trust Him, making covenant with them
Where God put His people, you had to be organised, united & disciplined to make good use of the land
Wilderness - helps us to rely on Him
v.10-11: the heart of the pssage
Need to develop habit of being thankful for everything, including things that mean a lot to you - everything that helps to identify who you are