March 20: God’s Way Out

Read Exodus 3:1-22

Last time Moses stepped in and tried to save his people from the oppression they faced, he ended up murdering a guy and running away. So when God gave him his mission, Moses needed details. He needed specific words. Definite direction. He wanted to know the name of the One who sent him because Moses knew the Israelites would need some credentials.

God left no question as to what he should say. In fact, He gave Moses three specific messages to deliver to the people. God hooked Moses up with the answers to the questions He knew the people would ask.

1. I AM has sent me.

First and foremost, Moses was to deliver the message that the One who is, who was, who always will be — He is the One whose directive led him to this place. This mission Moses was on, it had nothing to do with Moses this time and everything to do with God.

2. The LORD, the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me.

God knew he’d need credentials. What better ones could he give than the very God they followed? The God who’d promised Abraham as many descendants as there were stars in the sky in Genesis 26. He was the God who’d promised Jacob, the man whose name was Israel, to bring him back from Egypt.

Yes, good credentials indeed.

3. Finally, God had a message for the elders of Israel. He wanted Moses to talk to them and tell them these words. “The LORD has appeared to me, saying, ‘I have observed . . . what has been done to you in Egypt . . . I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land . . . flowing with milk and honey” (vv. 16-17).

God had made a promise to the father of this nation, and now He was fulfilling that promise. The God who’d made the promise was the One who would fulfill that promise and deliver His people to real freedom and life.

He is the same God today. Years before Jesus was born, He promised to send a Savior to rescue us from the curse of sin and death. He gave us a way out through Jesus Christ. Just as the Israelites had to trust God’s way for their deliverance, so it is for you and me.

brw

 

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