Exodus 5 & 6: Who Is The LORD?
Verse of the Day: (5:2) And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
1. LORD (5:1-23)
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. (5:1)
Instead of agreeing with Moses and Aaron to let the people of Israel go and hold a feast in the wilderness, Pharaoh hardened his heart and ordered his taskmasters to oppress them even more by not giving them straws to make bricks for their building works. The people of Israel then blamed Moses and Aaron for making their lives worse after they had approached Pharaoh to let the people go. Indeed, until God opened the spiritual eyes of Pharaoh, he would never know and believe the LORD, the Creator and Maker of the entire universe, including mankind, because of his sins and pride. However, God was testing the faith of Moses, Aaron and the people of Israel, that through all the sufferings would they still trust and obey Him, and believed that He is their LORD, the true God.
2. Land (6:1-8)
And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD. (6:8)
Though God through Moses time and again reminded the people of Israel that He shall give them the land of Canaan as He had promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, yet they refused to believe in Him. However, Moses by faith believe in God and His promises, and he persevered, and eventually God fulfilled His promises. (Hebrews 11:23-29). Indeed, let us persevere in our faith and know that what God promises He shall fulfil.
3. Lips (6:9-30)
And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? (6:12)
Moses cried before God that he was a “nobody” with uncleaned lips, that not only Pharaoh, but even the people of Israel, refused to believe that He was God-sent. In the end, through much fiery storms, the LORD through Moses delivered the people of Israel to the Promised Land. Indeed, like Moses and the people of Israel, time and again, God shall send fiery trials to our lives to test our faith, and sometimes we are delivered from them but sometimes the trials stay with us but let us remember that God is always with us amid our trials until the day He calls us to His glorious home in heaven. (1 Peter 4:12-13).
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my LORD and my Saviour, the true God.