The mission of Moses (Ex 3:7-3:12)

“Then Yahweh said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt.  I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters.  Indeed, I know their sufferings. I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and Jebusites.   The cry of the Israelites has now come to me.  I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them.  So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites out of Egypt.’  But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’  He said, ‘I will be with you.  This shall be the sign for you, that it is I who sent you.  When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.’”

 God said that he had heard the cry of the Israelites with their oppression.  He was going to lead them into a land flowing with milk and honey, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and Jebusites.  This will be repeated over and over again. These 6 groups will always be mentioned as in Genesis.  The new land will always be referred to as ‘flowing with milk and honey.’  Yahweh was going to send Moses to Pharaoh to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.  Of course, the people living in this land of milk and honey will be surprised when they arrive.  Moses has a simple mission, go tell Pharaoh to let my people go. The mountain for worship was called Horeb, but it is in Sinai.

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