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God Takes Notice
Bible Passage Exodus 2:23-25
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Acts, Deuteronomy, Exodus, ISAIAH.

God Takes Notice

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached May 25, 2022

SCRIPTURE 📖
23 The king of Egypt eventually died, and the Israelis groaned because of the bondage. They cried out, and their cry for deliverance from slavery ascended to God.

24 God heard their groaning and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

25 God watched the Israelis and took notice of them.

BACKGROUND
Moses, who was supposed to be the leader of the Israelites and rescue them out of Egypt fled after he had killed an Egyptian.

For forty years Moses remained in Midian (Acts 7:30). During this time the Hebrews back in Egypt were suffering increasingly cruel persecution, but at the same time, God was preparing Moses to save them.

The Egyptian king finally died. It is not clear which king that was. Perhaps it was Ramses the 2nd who had ruled for a long time. But his death would mean that it was safe now. So Moses could return to Egypt. Perhaps the Israelites thought that they would have fewer troubles with a new king. But their loud cries from pain show that they were still very miserable. And they cried to God to help them.

They believed in God, in the same way, that Abraham had believed in God many years ago. They knew that God had made a special promise to Abraham (Genesis 17:7). God would continue to be their God if they obeyed His rules.

The word ‘remembered’ in verse 24 does not mean that God had forgotten about the Israelites. It is impossible for God to forget His people (Deuteronomy 4:31 and Isaiah 49:15 ). Perhaps they thought that God had forgotten them. But God cared about their situation and He was preparing to rescue them. God had not forgotten His special promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He had promised them that their families would increase, and they would become a great nation. Also, they would have their own country. He had promised to them that He would always be Israel’s God (Genesis 17:7, 19; 35:11-12).

All along, God was teaching Moses those qualities of discipline, toughness, obedience, and trust that were necessary if Moses was to rescue God’s people from slavery in Egypt and bring them safely to their new homeland. God had chosen Moses to carry out His plans. But God’s ways are mysterious. People think about time in a particular way. But God’s knowledge of time is different. The prayers of God’s people are an important part of God’s plans. God’s people had cried for God to help them. But they needed to be patient as they waited for an answer.

LESSONS✍🏽
🔷 God never forgets about the plight of His own

🔷 God’s timing is not the same as human beings. We must learn to wait for God’s time that is best

🔷 We need to cry unto God as part of God’s plan to rescue us. We must wail and groan that God hears our prayer.

 

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Commit your needs to God
💥 Ask God to remember why He made you

CONCLUSION📙
God takes notice of all our troubles and problems. He understands our situations and positions himself to guide and help us whenever we call upon Him. It’s not too long with God. He is able to do it.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections