8. a. God responded to Moses’ complaint by —
revealing His name to Moses, something He did not reveal to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when He appeared to them.
b. The phrase “I am the Lord” repeats four times in the NIV.*
In the HCSB, the same phrase is rendered more specifically as “I am Yaweh” This seems more accurate since the revelation of God’s name, YHWH in Hebrew, is integral to the conversation. (Yaweh is the supposed pronunciation.)
*See verses 2, 6, 7 and 8.
c. The people could learn—
- that God is not nameless.
- that He desires to be known.
- that Pharaoh is not God.
9. a. Promises the Lord made to the Israelites—
- Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh.
- Pharaoh will let them go.
- Pharaoh will drive them out of his land.
- I have the power to do this.
For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring, and My blessing upon your descendants.
4 And they shall spring up among the grass like willows or poplars by the watercourses.
5 One will say, I am the Lord’s; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write [even brand or tattoo] upon his hand, I am the Lord’s, and surname himself by the [honorable] name of Israel.
6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.
This jumped off the page when I read it one day years ago. It relates to my three sons.
Verse five mentions three—”one…and another…and another.”
As I reread it just now, even though I’ve read it many times, I just keyed in on the words “offspring” and “descendants.”
I now have grandchildren as well. My grandchildren all have Jewish mothers. I just noticed even that is part of the promise.
One of my son’s wives is a believer. The other one’s is not. I must continually hold on to this promise.
10. Exodus 6:9-12 Verse 9 jumped out at me. “…but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.” How often do I do that?
Moses got discouraged also. He focused on the Israelites’ response instead of on the promises God just gave him. He supposed that because the Israelites wouldn’t listen, neither would Pharaoh. He focused again on his own fear of speaking to Pharaoh.
I must guard my heart from brokenness and discouragement, turning my eyes on Jesus and—
- Thank Him for the promises that speak to my current disappointment or challenge.
- Confess His faithfulness, love, and mercy.
- Thank Him that He never leaves me nor forsakes me.
- Praise Him.
- Worship Him.
11. a. Moses and Aaron’s family tree going back to Levi — 1 Chronicles 6:1-3
- Moses & Aaron
b. Aaron’s family:
- Wife—Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon Exodus 6:23
- Sons—Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar—see Exodus 6:23
- Aaron’s grandson—Eli, descendant of Ithamar.—see Numbers 25:7 & Zadok descendant of Eleazar 1 Chronicles 24:3, 6
- Aaron’s daughter-in-law—daughter of Putiel Exodus 6:25 That’s the only reference to a daughter-in-law I could find. If you found something else, please share for the benefit of us all.
The scripture reference links in this lesson are HCSB unless otherwise noted.