God Is With Us (Exodus 3:1-12)

The third chapter of Exodus opens with Moses shepherding a flock for his father-in-law, Jethro (also called Reuel in chapter 2). This would be considered a major step down from his lofty position while in Egypt. In Egypt Moses belonged to Pharaoh’s house as a son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Now he is a shepherd in the wilderness. This degradation of Moses’ position is emphasized by something Genesis records for us. Listen to what Joseph tells Jacob when they are about to move into Egypt due to the famine.

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