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One of the most important pieces of scripture is laid out in these chapters. I was able to extract its relevance in my life today. Let me introduce the verses before I go on.

For those who read, this is a repeat. Quick summary, Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh and are denied. Pharaoh increases the amount of work and the Israelites grumble and blame Moses/Aaron. They go to the Lord and question His plan (5:22).

The Lord responds with this:

God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD.  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD, I did not make myself known to them.  I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens.  Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant. “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.  I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.  And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.’ ” (Exodus 6:2-8).

The Lord’s response is simple. He reminds the people of WHO he is and WHAT is covenant promised. What more do we need to seek. Within that promise, the Lord states that He will redeem. To redeem means  to purchase or deliver from sin. Jesus purchased us with His blood. Today, I do not need to know anymore than who God is and the covenant that He has purchased me and and continues to redeem me from my own sin.

Thus says the word.


One Comment

  1. It’s comforting to rest in the simple understanding of WHO God is. I tend to overcomplicate my faith. May we learn to understand the simple, loving nature of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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