At the start, every time Moses obeys God’s commands, everything gets worse! There is no great revival, only a long hard time of frustration, rejection by the Church, and overwhelming opposition from Pharaoh. God expects Moses to live by faith in His Word. He gives Moses a daunting commission in 6:11. If God were not God, faith would be folly!
“But the LORD said to Moses, ‘Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; …'”
Moses is quite bold here, taking the bitter words of Israel under the harsh hand of Pharaoh, and calling God out for sending him.
Remember Moses had tried over and over to get the Lord to pick someone else. He didn’t want the hand of the Lord’s sovereign will upon him.
And here, at this adversity and persecution, Moses turns on the Lord.
But God is faithful.
“Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.”
God is not petty. He isn’t thin-skinned.
Praise God for His steadfast love and faithfulness, His endless mercy to us His people (once in darkness, brought into light through Jesus, God the Son).
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Dear Lord,
Thank You for saving us. For hearing our groaning in sin, dead in our transgressions.
Thank You for Jesus, our King and Saviour.
Thank You God; Father, Son and Spirit.