9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

In verse 7 God had said that he heard the children of Israel, seen their oppression, and had come to free them. In today’s verse 9 God repeated that He has heard the children of Israel and seen their oppression, but now He proclaimed that He would send Moses to bring them out of Egypt! Thus, God was saying the same thing twice, but the second time with more specificity. Yes, He was here to free the Israelites, but He was here to do it through Moses.

This was God calling Moses to be an extension of Himself, calling Moses to be the Lord’s hands. It was an incredible vote of confidence in Moses, and an incredible amount of responsibility for him. Thus far Moses has shown inklings of fearlessly standing up for what is right, but this is on a whole other level. As we will see, this lack of qualification is not lost of Moses. God knows what Moses can become, but Moses is only aware of who he is now.

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