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October 15, 2018

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Text: Mark 1-3
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Memory Verse of the Week

All the people of Israel did just as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron.”
(Exodus 12:50 ESV)

Exodus 6 (ESV)

But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”

God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord.’” Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.

10 So the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land.” 12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?” 13 But the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben. 15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon. 16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years. 17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans. 18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years. 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations. 20 Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father’s sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years. 21 The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. 23 Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 24 The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the clans of the Korahites. 25 Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites by their clans.

26 These are the Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said: “Bring out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt by their hosts.” 27 It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the people of Israel from Egypt, this Moses and this Aaron.

28 On the day when the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 the Lord said to Moses, “I am the Lord; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” 30 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?”

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  1. But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land." Exodus 6:1

    I Will

    In the first eight verses of Exodus chapter 6, the phrase "I will" is used in reference to what God will do:

    Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh (Exodus 6:1)

    I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians (Exodus 6:6)

    I will deliver you from slavery to them (Exodus 6:6)

    I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment (Exodus 6:6)

    I will take you to be my people (Exodus 6:7)

    I will be your God (Exodus 6:7)

    I will bring you into the land (Exodus 6:8)

    I will give it to you for a possession (Exodus 6:8)

    Twice the phrase "you shall" is used:

    Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh (Exodus 6:1)

    You shall know that I am the Lord your God (Exodus 6:7)

    It should be clear from all that we've read so far in Genesis and Exodus is God is sovereign. He not only knows what will happen but He plans the future and accomplishes it. As John Piper puts it, "The future is the counsel of God being established. The future is the purpose of God being accomplished by God."

    When God says "I will", HE WILL! 

    For Moses, his faith is certainly going to be tested. For the people of Israel, they will continue to suffer. But in the process, God's will shall be accomplished and what He said will come to be. 

    Knowing God is completely in control should provide great comfort for us as we go through difficult times in life. But it doesn't always. We can question God as Moses did and maybe come to realize our faith is smaller than a mustard seed. But God is sovereign over our questions and our tiny faith. And we can be sure part of His sanctifying work in us is to build our faith and trust Him even when our questions are not answered or understood by us. 

    How has learning about the sovereignty of God helped you in your relationship with the Lord?

    What "I will" statements of God do find most comforting?
     

  2. I definitely find comfort in knowing that God is completely sovereign and in control.

    I used to get so overwhelmed, thinking of how much I had to deal with and that more responsibility is coming. I could feel downright terrified. 

    To now know and trust that I have God and the people in my church to help me makes me feel very supported, and it means everything to me. 

     

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