We wrestle with doing what we like over what's right. This was something that humanity has wrestled with since the beginning. A problem is created when we pick what we like over what's right that creates the reason Jesus comes to show us God's justice against evil and His mercy toward those who trust in Him.
When we look at the origin story of the Israelites through the lens of the exodus we see that God delivered them to discover Him. We also can see our story too and we can begin to discover God.