Exodus 3:13-14 – “Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” NASB
Last time in our quest to “Tell Them Who I Am!” we considered three things about Who God is. He IS! He SEES! He HEARS! Today, we want to consider more of the characteristics and character of this God who is Our God and is the Living God.
HE KNOWS – – In verse 7 we read “…for I am aware of their sufferings.” Our plight and problems have not gone unnoticed by Him. In Matthew 6:8 we find that He knows the need before we even ask. In Psalms 139:4 we discover that even before we say a word, He knows. In Psalms 139:1 the Psalmists declares, “O LORD, Thou hast searched me and known me.” He knows when we sit down or stand up. He KNOWS! We can trust Him because He knows. We must never lose sight of the reality that He moves in His timing, not ours. He moves on His schedule, not ours. He views the situation according to His estimation, not ours.
HE COMES TO DELIVER – – In verse 8 we have His Covenant Promise. When we know Him, we know that He never goes back on His Word and never fails to keep His Promises. He is the God Who Delivers. Remember Israel in Egypt, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, the Three Hebrew Children in the Furnace, etc. He delivers! He has a plan and is never caught off guard or surprised. He never has to revert to Plan B His Plan A is His only Plan.
HE SENDS FORTH – – In verse 10 we discover His plan and purpose as He tells Moses, “I am sending you to Pharaoh so that you can bring My people out of bondage.” This is the same people who wanted to take his life 40 years earlier. This is going back to where his life might be worth less than a plug nickel.
Consider the progression of Moses in his growth and transformation. Before in Egypt, he had the call, but God had not sent him. He was living as a dead Egyptian having been taught and trained for 40 years in the ways of Egypt. Now, 40 years later God is sending Him to deliver 2-3 million people. This is a conflict of a dead Egyptian and a deliverer. In Acts 13:2, the Holy Spirit said, “separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” There is the Call and then there is the sending forth. Jesus sent His disciples. There is the call, then the development, then the sending forth and Moses was now being sent forth. This God is the God Who Sends! When He sends, He equips and empowers!
He Is With Those He SENDS – – In verse 12 we realize this truth when God said to Moses, “Certainly I will be with you…” We are never forsaken or abandoned. No matter how daunting the task, He is With Us!
He Desires WORSHIP and is Worthy of that Worship – – In verse 12, “…and this shall be a sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.”
He is WHAT We Need When We NEED IT – – In verse 14, God said, “I AM WHO I AM.” That is the Past, the Present, and the Future tense. He is All we need. He is always present. He Is whatever we need. No matter what the need is, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial, HE IS…
I want to address a few more of the characteristics of God but will pause at this point and ask that you allow those to become a part of your consciousness. Mediate on Who He Is.
Have a fantastic day!