Friday, January 31, 2014

I AM Will Be With You

"But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"  He said, "But I will be with you."  (Ex. 3:11-12a)

Moses asks God who Moses is, before he asks God in verse 13 who God is.  God's answer to the first question is similar to his answer to the second.  The second"I AM WHO I AM."  The first answer is..."I will be with you," or "I am with you."  We might think that "I will be with you" does not really answer Moses' question, "Who am I?"  Moses asks about himself, Moses; God replies by speaking of himself, God.  But of course, God more than answers Moses' question.  Who is Moses?  He is the man with whom God is.  God has covenanted to stand with Moses in his confrontation with Pharaoh.  So Moses is Yahweh's man; that's who he is." - Frame, ST, pp29-30

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