- Contrast 4:29-31with 5:20, 21. What had happened to change the people’s attitude?
How did Moses react?
- Consider God’s answer to Moses’ cry.
What does it teach us about the faithfulness of God and the reliability of his promises?
- 4:24.This seems to mean that Moses was struck down by a severe and dangerous illness, the result of his neglect to circumcise his son; and his life was saved by Zipporah’s prompt action.
He could not act as God’s instrument while in disobedience to his covenant. Cf. Gen. 17:10.
- 6:3. ‘Did not make myself known’: i.e., as One whose name is ‘the LORD’ or ‘I AM’. Cf. 3:14. Once only in Genesis did God use that name of himself, and then without emphasis or explanation (Gen. 28:13).