“I have surely seen the affliction of My people.”

Exodus 3:1-8, 10-20

Exodus 3:1

Though a man of deep learning he did not disdain the shepherd’s calling. There is no disgrace in work, but great shame in idleness,

Exodus 3:2-3

This is a standing emblem of the church, and often both friend and foe, like Moses, are puzzled to understand the marvel. It is wonderful that so poor and powerless a thing as a bush should survive the fires which try it so severely.

Exodus 3:6

Kike his ancestor Jacob, he felt “how dreadful is this place.” Fear rather than joy prevailed.

Exodus 3:11

The more fit a man is for God’s work the lower is his esteem of himself.

Exodus 3:12

What an answer to all fears is that sweet word “Certainly I will be with thee.”

Exodus 3:14

By these two names the immutability and self-existence of God are set forth. Our God for ever exists and is for ever the same.

Exodus 3:15-17

Sooner or later the Lord will bless his people and deliver them. He may for awhile leave them under severe trial, but he is mindful of his covenant and will visit them at the set time.

 

Love’s presence keeps the bush alive,

Grace ‘mid the flames can make us thrive;

Nor need th’ afflicted saint despair,

Though in the fire, the Lord is there.

 

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