“I Am the Lord”

“I Am the Lord”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”

2 God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord. 3 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. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant. Exodus 6:1-5

It’s rare where we find direction answer to prayer. The Lord’s response to Moses was quick.

Essentially, God could have stopped at “I am the Lord.” Those four English words pack a powerful punch. There should be no questions at this point about anything in Moses’ mind. It speaks of sovereignty, might, power, and presence. He did break it down further for Moses because Moses needed to hear it.

Even though we’re not going to hear those words, we can still read them and apply them to our lives. God is here and on our side. As we allow Him to live through us, we begin to understand this phrase more. We begin to fear less and have more faith. We go to Him more because we realize our need of Him more.

And ultimately we realize that we really are not in control of our lives as much as we think. We can rest in the knowledge that no matter what happens, He’s got it all under control.

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