Daily Devotional – Exodus 3:7-8 – August 29, 2023

“The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.”
Exodus 3:7-8

Throughout the beginning of Exodus 3, God calls Moses’ attention with the burning bush. Moses meets God at the burning bush, and quickly recognizes the holiness of the interaction and even refuses to show his face due to fear of looking at God. The Scripture above, however, calls to attention just how closely God is watching over His people.

God does not forget his people, he does not neglect them or lose sight of the tribulations his people are facing in Egypt. Even in the darkest of times, God sees the affliction of his people and is deeply moved with concern. The Lord our God knows the sorrows of his people, and is full of compassion and sympathy about their afflictions. He even goes on to tell Moses his plan of rescue from the hands of the Egyptians, to the Promised Land.

From this Scripture in the Old Testament, there is a lesson to be learned about God’s character. God knows you and he knows your sorrows and afflictions. He hears your cries of desperation and pleas for rescue, and he will move on your behalf to liberate you. Not only does God seek to rescue his people from the affliction they face from the Egyptians, he goes even further to establish better circumstances for his people by providing them the promised land.

The same God of the Israelites is your God, and he will seek to do the same for you. The Lord your God is concerned for you when you are hurting, and he wants to not only end your suffering, but to give you a life that is good and lead you to the promised land.


Father God,
Thank you for watching over me closely. Thank you for hearing the afflictions of my heart and soul, and for being concerned for me. Lord, I pray that you never stop hearing my cries for help and that you will always come to my rescue when I am in need.
In Jesus’ Name,

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