Read: Exodus 6:1-13
"I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord, and I will free you from the burdens of the Egyptians and deliver you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment."
Reflection: Things aren’t going so well for Moses. Morale is low and the stakes are high. Pharaoh never listened, and now the Hebrews have stopped listening (note the difference between their first response to Moses in Ex. 4:29-31 and now). Why do you think the Hebrews’ attitude has changed? Has Moses changed? Has God changed?
What keeps you fighting for justice and righteousness when there is no hard evidence that anything will change? How is God’s “mighty hand” a source of encouragement to you?
By Pastor Bruce Ray, Kimball Avenue Church