God pursued Abraham and Abraham was faithful. He and his family followed the call to the land that God promised him. Abraham’s family eventually went to Egypt where for 400 years the suffered under harsh circumstances. They grew numerically but suffered as slaves of the Pharoah. This caused the majority to feel God had forsaken them. God had not forgotten them. See Exodus 6:2-8.
God tells Moses of his plans to free Israel and gives Moses His Name, YHWH, translated as LORD in most English versions. In the Deliverance blog, we saw the power of this Name as we considered Yahweh, who is the Warrior from the Song of Moses, in Exodus 15. This triumphant song looks back at the fulfilled promises God is making to Moses in the passage we are reading. The I AM will do whatever it takes to bring his people out of captivity and into an intimate relationship with Himself.
Write down how God reveals Himself and initiates relationship in Exodus 6:2-8.
(He spoke, appeared, established, listened, brought them out, delivered, redeemed.)
What is His purpose in initiating relationship?
Verse 8 reveals God as the great I AM!
What do you see here that is significant to you?
What deep desires are touched by this scene?
How do you want to respond to God in view of what Exodus 6 speaks to you?
May God, who puts all things together,
makes all things whole,
Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
up and alive from the dead,
Now put you together, provide you
with everything you need to please him,
Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
All glory to Jesus forever and always!
Oh, yes, yes, yes. Hebrews 13:20-21
- Now I Get It! (wisejunction.wordpress.com)
- The Set Up for the End Game (LR) (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)