Am the Lord!
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 Lord I was not known to them. I have also established
My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the
land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers."
Moses, God (I am the Lord) began to reveal Himself to the
descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He also began to
reveal Himself to the Egyptians. "And the Egyptians shall
know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt
and bring out the children of Israel from among them."
the Lord said to Moses, 'Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened
his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show
these signs of Mine before him, and that you may tell in the
hearing of your son and your son's son the mighty things I
have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them,
that you may know that I am the Lord." (3) Again, the
Lord instructs Moses to share the message of what the Lord
is doing for His people and what the Lord will do to the enemies
of His people, and he is to share that awesome message with
his sons and his son's sons.
are some of the awesome things the Lord did for His people
Israel? Consider Exodus 14. Read the entire chapter. In essence
the Egyptians thought they had Israel trapped between the
mountains and the Red sea and they went in for the kill. Instead,
the Lord provided a way of escape for Israel and trapped the
Egyptians in Israel's escape route and destroyed them. "So
the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians,
and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Thus Israel
saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the
people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant
Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord,
and spoke, saying: 'I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed
gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the
sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my
salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's
God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord
is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into
the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
The depths have covered them; they sank to the bottom like
" (5) The song and praises to the Lord continue
for most of the rest of the chapter.
the Lord "made a statute and an ordinance" with
Israel and He said, 'If you diligently heed the voice of the
Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear
to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put
none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.
For I am the Lord who heals you.' " (6) WOW, what is
that all about? (To be continued)
2. Exodus 7:5.
3. Exodus 10:1, 2.
4. Exodus 14:30, 31.
5. Exodus 15:1-5.
6. Exodus 15:26.