The God of Moses...Who Thought of Everything
It is not a cause for amazement that God thinks of everything and gives attention to the smallest things in His creation. He gave to bees the instinct to gather pollen and arranged that flowers should assist in the production of honey. He gave to birds the capability of building their nests, but how this is accomplished remains a mystery. Our feathered friends use their beaks and claws, but somehow their homes are sometimes constructed over water where predators are unable to reach their young. It would be expected that the Maker of planets, mountains, and oceans would have no time to be interested in such details.
Speaking about sparrows, the Savior said, "One of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father [being aware of it]" (Matt. 10:29). There were no geographical limits to that statement. The Lord believed a small bird could not be hurt in China, Japan, Africa, India, Europe or any other place on earth unless the Almighty was aware of the accident.
If Moses had illusions about that fact, the promises of God removed his doubts. He had been commissioned to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, but the captives were not cooperative: "And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage" (Exod. 6:9). Then the Lord revealed the details of plans concerning the captives and mentioned seven phases of the operation. The "I wills" of His message deserve consideration; they prove that Jehovah thought of everything!
The Promise of Release . . . God's Pity
I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. (Exod. 6:6)
That statement concerning release from burdens provided a foretaste of heaven. Even had the Israelites remained in Egypt, to be released from trials and difficulties would have been the fulfillment of a dream. The task of making bricks for the building projects of the p ...
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