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Bible Notes

Exodus 3:13-15 (18.03.24)

Exodus 3:13-15 (NIVUK)
13 Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you,” and they ask me, “What is his name?” Then what shall I tell them?’
14 God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I am has sent me to you.”’
15 God also said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites, “The Lord, the 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 for ever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.

In Sunday’s service on Hebrews 6, we thought about the hope we have in God. This hope is based upon who God is. So much of this famous passage underlines this. When Moses asks what God’s name is, God’s response has two aspects to it. Firstly he points to his consistent eternal nature, he is ‘I am who I am’. He is not a fickle God blown about by the opinion or actions of others, but is consistent and complete in and of himself. He also points to their experience, they have experienced his blessing, compassion and guidance over generations. This God is our God, his character and interaction with us has not changed.

Eternal God, we worship you for your consistent goodness throughout the ages.

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