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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 6-7 (5 of 26)
Read vs 1
Notice the word now. Now it's time, not when the
people want God to move, nor when Moses wants God to
move, but when God wants to execute His divine will.
"When I finish with my display of my strong hand to
Pharaoh, then he will let you go and drive you out of
Read vss 2-3
The name Yahweh or Jehovah was known to the fathers,
but the display of His might to deliver and redeem His
people by His mighty acts were not known until now.
The fathers knew God as the provider and the
sustainer, but they had never seen God in this fashion
as the deliverer and redeemer of His people.
Read vss 4-8
The constant repetition of the Lord's name and of who
He is, is significant. If all of this was the promise
of some man or group of men, there should be great
skepticism. But we are not looking at man work, but
God, who identifies Himself as the Hebrews "goel"
their kinsman redeemer. Seven times in verses 6-8, God
says, "I will." Four times between verses 2-8, God
says, "I am the LORD." God said, "I will free you, I
will redeem you I will bring you out, I will rid you
of their bondage, I will take you to Me for a people."
That implies a special relationship between redeemer
and redeemed. I will bring you to the land that I
promised your fathers, and I will give it to you as an
inheritance, why? "Because I am the LORD." It is the
person of God, it is who He is, that makes the promise
a settled issue. Moses tells the people these words,
but look at their response.
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but
they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit,
and for cruel bondage.
Remember when I said to you if the book ended in
chapter 4:31, it would be great, but it doesn't. Let's
go back and see what Israel so quickly forgot. When
Moses said to the people what God had told him to say,
they ignored him comple ...
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