Exodus 2:23-25 ESV
23 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.
I. GLOBAL DEMONSTRATION OF GOD’S POWER
A. Exodus is a global showdown between the gods of Egypt and the God of the Hebrews.
B. God is so otherly from us that we need Him to communicate in ways that make sense to us.
C. We may speak of God in common terms, but we must never forget He is the most uncommon being in all creation.
II. PERSONAL FRIEND, NOT IMPERSONAL FORCE
A. The Jews would learn that God is not only more powerful than the “gods” of Egypt but also unlike those “gods” as well.
B. He is a personal friend to His people rather than an impersonal force.
III. FAITHFUL, NOT FICKLE, CONCERNING HIS PROMISES
A. God never forgot His promises and knew it was time to fulfill them.
B. He is faithful, not fickle when it comes keeping promises.
A. God’s promises are sure because they are based on His grace, not earned by our merit.
B. We can’t lose the promises of God because we never earned them in the first place.
Exodus 3:1-6 Presence: God Speaks and Saves