And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:…
I. THEY ACTED UPON THE DIVINE SUGGESTION. All Christian work should be undertaken according to the Divine suggestion, and in harmony with the Divine will. God generally tells men how to work as well as what to do. If we were left to mark out our own methods of toil, we should often involve both ourselves and the enterprise entrusted to us in great danger.
II. THEY SPAKE ACCORDING TO THE DIVINE DICTATION. Great workers require to be taught by God. In this consists their safety and success. A man who speaks to the world the messages of God will always be listened to.
III. THEY SUCCEEDED ACCORDING TO DIVINE INTIMATION. Thus Moses and Aaron awakened —
3. Devotion — of Israel.Moses had previously said that Israel would not believe him. We mistake our missions. We cannot form an estimate of success. If we act and speak according to the instruction of God we must succeed.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
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