02(Exodus 05,01-23) Gods Will When I Wont
I. Moses’ Complaint (Exodus 5:23).
A. Moses and Aaron confront Pharaoh.
§ Request is to let the people worship God away from the Egyptian idols in the wilderness.
§ Away from the oppression as well.
B. Pharaoh responds by increasing the workload
§ Moses is despondent.
§ Why did God send him if the result was worse for the Hebrews? (5:23).
§ How could God’s will result in greater bondage?
II. God’s Answer (Exodus 6:1).
A. God would display His might and fulfill His desire.
§ The children would be driven from the land.
§ There was a conflict between God’s “I will bring you out” and their “I won’t budge.”
B. The Bible says they dwelt in Egypt for 430 years. Why did they never leave?
§ They had grown successful and mighty in the Land of Goshen, Egypt.
§ The Hebrews would have to see that Land of Goshen as worse than promised land.
§ The taskmasters would make Egypt something worth leaving.
III. Taskmasters may compel us to value God things.
A. It may not be that you feel suffering where you are in Egypt.
§ But God has other plans for you.
§ The Bible says His ways lead to abundant life: but it may not seem that way at all right now.
B. God can move you by hardening the things around you.
§ Note how hardened Pharaoh was.
§ Slave drivers help us to despise the way things are.
IV. Three things must be learned about God’s will:
A. God will redeem you, even from yourself (6:6).
B. God will have no other God be successful with you (6:7).
§ 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people." 17 Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." 18 "I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty."
C. God will fulfill His promise and purpose with you (6:8).
§ Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;