Daily Devotions


Day 48

"My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to Your word." Psalm 119:25

Text: Exodus 6 : 2-3


God understood exactly how Moses felt. He knew that he was really upset with the turnaround of events. Pharaoh had the Hebrew slaves beaten! He had been unduly unjust. All these were calculated acts. They were designed to test the mettle of Moses and the children of Israel. Both parties did not fare so well in this first test. But God understood and thus sought to strengthen Moses further. His servant must first be further strengthened before he can lead his flock effectively.


Once again, God drew near to Moses and caused him to hear an ancient truth in a fresh new light.

“And God spoke to Moses and said to him:
‘I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham,
to Isaac and to Jacob, as God Almighty…”

1. Recalling the first time God spoke to Moses

Let’s take a few moments to recall how the Lord introduced Himself to Moses at the scene of the Burning Bush.

“I am the God of your father –
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob.”

2. Representing God to the children of Israel

Moses was told that he may present God to the children of Israel using this formal statement,

“The LORD God of your fathers,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.
This is My name forever,
and this is My memorial to all generations”

3. Reiterating truths for an important purpose

These formal statements were not made without meaning. The proclamation of the name of God had an intended point. The Lord wanted Moses to understand just who He was. He was “God Almighty”.


Who is this person who arrogantly flouts his authority as if he was almighty? Pharaoh may be feared by his people and his slaves in particular, but he was not God! There was One who has stood the test of time. There was One who stood with three humble men – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and made them great! That same Deity, God Almighty Himself had drawn near to banish all fears!