He Knows

Read Exodus 3

When the Israelites cried in their affliction and suffering in Egypt, God knew their condition of helplessness and rescued them. Why? Because they were a great bunch? Because they loved God? Because they deserved to be emancipated? Nothing of the kind. They were a godless, complaining lot of humanity.

The reason God intervened was because they were his people and he was committed to them. His reputation and his name was on the line. He had promised Abraham a land and God always keeps his promises. So while they were yet sinners, he prepared a deliverer, Moses, through whom he would extract his people from Egypt. Moses was a picture of Christ, a man who was raised up to lead the people out of bondage into the freedom of God’s kingdom.

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. While we were blind and spiritually dead. While we were ignorant of our greatest need. While we knew nothing about God. While we were rebels, Christ fixed our sin problem.

Has this happened to you? Has God rescued you from your darkness and sin?

4 thoughts on “He Knows

  1. Moses was indeed a picture of Christ. However, Christ did so much more for us than Moses was able to do for the Israelites – he (Moses) gave them God’s Law and delivered them from slavery in Egypt. Jesus gave up equality with God (Phil. 2:6) to become a servant, made in human likeness, to die a dreadful death on a cross so that our sins may be forgiven and we may have eternal life. And then He ascended into heaven to intercede for us and to prepare an everlasting home for us (John 14:2).

  2. The Israelites did indeed cry out to God, and God heard. In Exodus 3:7-8 we read:
    The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So, I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land.”

    However, I think the point you are trying to make is that “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) In the Old Testament, God provided Moses as the deliverer, a precursor to Christ. In the New, we have blessed with the Messiah of mankind himself. God is always watching, always caring, always interceding, always working out the plan of salvation throughout the ages.

  3. Ephesians 2:1-9 “We were all dead in our trespasses and sins . . but God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us . . . made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) . . . so that no one might boast.” God has been at work since before the world began. His love is eternal and not bound by time and space.

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