Exodus 6* God renews his promise. (1-9) Moses and Aaron again sent toPharaoh. (10-13) The parentage of Moses and Aaron. (14-30)1-9 We are most likely to prosper in attempts to glorify God,and to be useful to men, when we learn by experience that we cando nothing of ourselves; when our whole dependence is placed onhim, and our only expectation is from him. Moses had beenexpecting what God would do; but now he shall see what he willdo. God would now be known by his name Jehovah, that is, a Godperforming what he had promised, and finishing his own work. Godintended their happiness: I will take you to me for a people, apeculiar people, and I will be to you a God. More than this weneed not ask, we cannot have, to make us happy. He intended hisown glory: Ye shall know that I am the Lord. These good words,and comfortable words, should have revived the droopingIsraelites, and have made them forget their misery; but theywere so taken up with their troubles, that they did not heedGod's promises. By indulging discontent and fretfulness, wedeprive ourselves of the comfort we might have, both from God'sword and from his providence, and go comfortless. 10-13 The faith of Moses was so feeble that he could scarcelybe kept to his work. Ready obedience is always according to thestrength of our faith. Though our weaknesses ought to humble us,yet they ought not to discourage us from doing our best in anyservice we have to do for God. When Moses repeats his baffledarguments, he is argued with no longer, but God gives him andAaron a charge, both to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh.God's authority is sufficient to answer all objections, andbinds all to obey, without murmuring or disputing, #Php 2:14|. 14-30 Moses and Aaron were Israelites; raised up unto them oftheir brethren, as Christ also should be, who was to be theProphet and Priest, the Redeemer and Lawgiver of the people ofIsrael. Moses returns to his narrative, and repeats the chargeGod had given him to deliver his message to Pharaoh, and hisobjection against it. Those who have spoken unadvisedly withtheir lips ought to reflect upon it with regret, as Moses seemsto do here."Uncircumcised," is used in Scripture to note theunsuitableness there may be in any thing to answer its properpurpose; as the carnal heart and depraved nature of fallen manare wholly unsuited to the services of God, and to the purposesof his glory. It is profitable to place no confidence inourselves, all our sufficiency must be in the Lord. We never cantrust ourselves too little, or our God too much. I can donothing by myself, said the apostle, but I can do all thingsthrough Christ which strengtheneth me.
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