Summary: 10 of 10. Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses. Answering God’s call is a significant challenge. But why? 16 challenges of/to answering God’s call. God’s call presents a challenge to...
The CHALLENGE OF GOD's CALL-X—Exodus 3:1-22
Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses.
Answering God’s call presents a significant challenge.
To What does God’s call present a challenge?
16 challenges of/to God’s call.
We found earlier that,
God’s call presents a challenge to...
1. Our OCCUPATION(:1)
2. Our OBSERVATION(:2-3)
3. Our AVAILABILITY(:4)
4. Our APPROACH(:5)
5. Our AWE(:6)
6. Our COMPASSION(:7-9)
7. Our INABILITY(:10-11)
8. Our POWER(:12a)
9. Our FAITHFULNESS(:12b-13)
10. Our PROBABILITY(:14-15)
11. Our COMMITMENT(:16-17)
12. Our LEADERSHIP(:18a)
13. Our DEMANDS(:18b)
14. Our REJECTION(:19)
15—God’s call presents a challenge to...
:20—“So I will stretch out My hand & strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst; & after that he will let you go.”
YHWH Himself will “strike” the entire nation of “Egypt,” not just the king/Pharaoh. Thus YHWH’s “wonders” will inflict harm upon “Egypt.”
Note that the “wonders” belong solely to YHWH! They are “My” “wonders.”
YHWH’s “wonders” will be performed/accomplished openly & in full knowledge & view of the Egyptians. These “wonders” will not be some cheap contrived ‘parlor tricks,’ but will be truly miraculous “wonders” in regard to man’s abilities. they will be employed in order to bring about Israel’s safe release from their bondage.
“After” is not fleshed out so as to include all ten plagues, (soon to be wrought per chaps. 7-12).
“Stretch out”(See :12, 13, 14, 15—“Sent”)—xlv shaw-lakh'—
“Strike”—hkn naw-kaw’—Hiphil(causative) Perfect—1) To strike, smite, hit, beat, slay, kill—1c) (Hiphil)—1c1) To smite, strike, beat, scourge, clap, applaud, give a thrust, 1c2) To smite, kill, slay (man or beast), 1c3) To smite, attack, attack & destroy, conquer, subjugate, ravage, 1c4) To smite, chastise, send judgment upon, punish, destroy. Strong—a primitive root; To strike(lightly or severely, literally or figuratively).
“Wonders/Miracles”—alp paw-law’—Niphal Participle—1) To be marvelous, be wonderful, be surpassing, be extraordinary, separate by distinguishing action—1a) (Niphal)—1a1) To be beyond one's power, be difficult to do, 1a2) To be difficult to understand, 1a3) To be wonderful, be extraordinary—1a3a) Marvelous(participle). Strong—a primitive root; properly(perhaps)--To separate, i.e. Distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication--To be(causatively--Make) great, difficult, wonderful.
“Do/Perform”(See :16)—hse aw-saw’—Qal Imperfect—1) To do, fashion, accomplish, make.
“Midst”(See :5—“Draw near”)—brq keh'-reb—