In our text for this Sunday, Exodus 6:1-8, God answers Moses’ questions, although in a manner Moses may not have expected, by declaring what He is about to do. First in verse 1, God declares that He is in control, telling Moses that He is the sovereign, not Pharaoh, and that Pharaoh will not only let them go, but he will drive them out! In verse 2 God declares, “I am the LORD;” and in vs 3-5 God proclaims His covenant with Israel. Finally, in verses 6-8, God tells Moses what He will do. There are seven “I wills:”
I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
I will rescue you from their bondage,
I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
I will take you as My people,
I will be your God. I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; –and I will give it to you as a heritage:
Our text ends with the repeated declaration of verse 2 “I am the Lord.”