Known by His Actions
Today’s scripture selection: Exodus 5-8
Key verse: Exodus 6:3
Moses had a problem. He had been called by God to go to Egypt’s Pharaoh and demand that he release the Israelite slaves under his control. Pharaoh wasn’t impressed, to say the least.
So Moses took his problem to God again. And God said this:
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself fully known to them.”
God went on to talk about the covenant – the agreement – that He had made with this people long ago. And then, just to push the point home, he said:
“Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.”
It was as if God was saying – “Don’t worry – it’s settled – I am going to make this happen. You are just my instrument.”
Obviously, there was a whole lot ahead – and it wouldn’t be easy. But God had spoken. And if Moses would only trust Him, history would be changed forever.
What strikes me about this passage is that part about God making Himself known. It wasn’t going to be done through words; through mere promises. It was going to happen in real, powerful, swift action.
We can talk about God and read about Him. We can try and trust in what has been said about Him. But when it really hits home; when we really experience who He is – and what His promises really means – is when He takes action in our lives.
Think about the ways He has done that for you lately.
It’s more than just words. It’s a promise. We know God by the miracles He works in our lives – daily. All we have to do is recognize them when they come.
Prayer: Lord, give me the eyes to see you at work. AMEN.