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Exodus 3 v. 9- 15 with Betty

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 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

 K.J.V. Bible Text 

 My Thoughts:

 God explained to Moses that he had heard the cry of the Israelites and had seen the ways they were oppressed by the Egyptians.  He told him he was sending him to Pharaoh to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.

Moses answer indicates that he doubts Pharaoh will respect his mission to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.

God told Moses he would be with him and that once he had gotten the people out of Egypt he would return to worship on that very mountain.

Moses is then concerned that the Israelites will question his authority to take them out of Egypt.  He asks God to tell him his name in order to relay this to the Israelites.

Here God expresses his might authority as the one and only God saying “I AM WHO I AM.”  He told Moses to tell the Israelites that he was sent by the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

When reading this passage, it is clear that there is no power greater than that of the Lord.  He is the God of the Israelites and he is the Lord over all.

Betty Killebrew

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