Times were tough. Moses was between a rock and a hard place. The Israelites had given up on God. All seemed lost. Then God spoke hope into the situation. But only one person listened to that word and was forever changed.
God uttered a word for Moses to pass on to the Israelites, but the Israelites didn’t listen. However, as we discussed last week, I think God gave it more for Moses’ benefit than Israel’s. Moses needed the encouragement from God. And God gave it. Let’s read again what God said.
The plight of the Israelites had gone from bad to worse. The people of Israel had given up on Moses and Aaron and even started blaming them for their additional problems. They were done listening and had given up all hope of deliverance. Meanwhile, Moses was ready to throw in the towel. Within the first few days of his mission, it seemed that his efforts had failed. At the first sign of resistance, Moses was ready to give up.
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