God Came Down!
Not long after arriving in New Hebrides as a pioneer missionary, John G. Paton and his wife rejoiced in the coming of a baby son to gladden their home. But the joy was short-lived. Soon death took both his wife and children, and Dr. Paton had to dig their graves and bury his loved ones with his own hands.
In writing of this experience, he testified, "If it had not been for Jesus and the fellowship and grace He afforded me, I am certain I would have gone mad or died of grief beside their lonely graves."
Marvelously strengthened from above, the bereaved servant of God found that the promises of the Word were able to sustain him through the heartache and sorrow of his tragic loss.
I believe we have the same message of comfort in Exodus 3 as God says, "I have seen their affliction."
When you turn to Exodus 3:1 you find Moses on the backside of the desert tending to his father-in-law sheep and God comes to him personally in a burning bush.
That would grab your attention on a cold, dark night in the wilderness! The thorny bush just kept on burning and burning. But Moses turned aside not wanting to face up to what was there.
But God had a mission for him. Have you ever noticed the dialogue that took place between God and Moses? We, too, can be instruments of God's never-ending effort to deliver, to redeem, to liberate, and to save people from their bondage to evil forces. You see, God needs you. God needs you.
The first thing that God says to Moses is very informative.
I. I HAVE SEEN THE AFFLICTION- verse 7
In verse seven God says to Moses, "I have seen the affliction of my people who are in bondage in Egypt."
I have seen something and that makes us to know we that we serve a God who sees and knows. Omniscience, also sometimes known as being all-knowing, refers to God's ability to know absolutely everything. He is an all knowing omniscient being.
A.W. Pink explains, "G ...
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