Moses Knew

followFollow Me: Deliverance[1]

Observations as I follow God through the Chronological Bible

Exodus Chapters 3 and 4[2]

Before Moses departed for Egypt he possessed the same thing Abraham possessed before he left Ur – partial knowledge. They followed God believing the things he said to them would be fulfilled. Neither man stumbled in darkness. They knew what to expect.

Moses knew the God of his ancestors was concerned about the suffering of his people and desired to give them a better life. He knew that God gives us a mouth to speak and makes us deaf or blind. He knew God would help him speak and teach him what to say. When Moses resisted, God gave him Aaron to speak to the Hebrews but God would continue to speak to Moses. He knew God would help Aaron to speak. Moses knew he would teach Aaron what to say.

Moses knew the people in Egypt who wanted to kill him were dead. Moses knew God was with him and had a sign to confirm God had sent him to Egypt. He would return to Mt. Sinai with the Hebrews and they would worship the God of their ancestors who spoke to him from a burning bush. Moses knew the elders of the Hebrews would believe God spoke to him and had three signs to convince them God existed and was concerned about them.

God gave Moses a simple assignment. Enter the courts of Pharaoh with the elders and make a common request: a leave of absence to journey three days into the wilderness and worship their God. Moses knew Pharaoh would deny their request. Moses knew God would be gracious and do wonders in a quest to heal Pharaoh’s heart so everyone would “know” the truth about God.

Moses knew that God considered the Hebrews his first born son, and things would go very bad for Pharaoh if he refused to let God’s son worship him. God would kill Pharaoh’s firstborn son.

Moses expectations about the things God told him may have been unrealistic. Human nature tends to distort God’s words. But one thing is certain. Moses knew a lot about God’s plan before he made the first step to obey God.

[1] From the time God promised to change Jacob’s name to Israel, Jacob and his descendants were addressed as both Jacob and Israel, which can be confusing. In Follow Me: Deliverance, I will use “Hebrews” to identify the children of Jacob.

[2] All scripture quotes are from the NIV Bible unless otherwise noted.

About Teena Myers

Teena is the Vice Chairman of the Southern Christian Writers Guild, author of three books and a freelance writer.
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