And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:…
I. THAT GOD HAS A DEFINITE PURPOSE IN THE MORAL FREEDOM OF MEN. His great aim is to bring men from the tyranny of passion, pride, covetousness and self, into the freedom of a tranquil, humble, and self-denying service. Hence the Divine preparation that is given to the varied agencies that are to achieve this freedom.
II. THAT THE PURPOSE OF GOD IN THE MORAL FREEDOM OF MEN IS THAT THEY SHOULD SERVE HIM.
1. That we should serve Him in our business.
2. That we should serve Him in our social life.
3. That we should serve Him with all our energies.Why should we serve Him?
(1) Because we are His sons.
(2) Because of the freedom He has wrought for us.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: