Exodus 3 Devotional Commentary

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Exodus 3:2

The Lord prepared Moses for 80 years before he was used of God to lead the people of Israel out of Egyptian slavery and across the Red Sea, on their journey to the Promised Land. His first 40 years were living as a prince in the palaces of Pharaoh, while he spent the next 4 decades herding sheep for his father-in-law, Jethro, in the land of Midian.

God not only raised Moses, but trained and prepared him to lead His people for the read more...

Exodus 3:4

God had His hand on Moses from birth, for God was to use this man to save His people from 400 years of Egyptian slavery. He was also the man through whom God would make a covenant with His people, Israel. Moses was born into the priestly family of Levi, but he was raised in the royal palace of the Egyptian Pharoah. In the book of Acts, we read that Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in word and deed.


Exodus 3:12

Having spent 40 years since leaving Egypt, Moses, who had been raised in Egyptian palaces and who formerly enjoyed all the benefits the world could offer, had become insignificant in his own eyes and felt insufficient for the work that God had called him to do. God ordained that Moses would bring His people Israel out of Egypt, and yet Moses felt ill-equipped to fulfil this mighty task. HOWEVER, God in His grace reminded Moses of an eternal truth - a promise to read more...

Exodus 3:14

God had revealed Himself to Adam, to Enoch, to Noah, to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and to many other people before Moses had his historic meeting with the God of Israel at Mount Sinai.

To Adam, He was the triune creator Elohim. To Hagar, He was the God who sees me. Abraham discovered Him to be the everlasting God and his gracious Provider, while He unveiled Himself to Jacob as the God of Israel.