And the LORD said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants…
I. JEHOVAH MADE HIMSELF KNOWN TO THE ISRAELITES IN EGYPT AS THE ONLY TRUE GOD BY SIGNS. His wondrous acts revealed His supremacy. Christ is the fullest revelation of the true God.
II. THAT THIS KNOWLEDGE IS TO BE TRANSMITTED FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. Parental influence the most potent in telling of God's acts. No lips teach like the lips of loving authority. Some parents neglect this solemn duty. Ever ready to speak about worldly enterprises, the acts of great men, their own; but they are silent about God's. Such neglect is ruinous to their children and dishonouring to God.
III. IN THE TRANSMISSION OF THE KNOWLEDGE, OF THE TRUE GOD IS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD. Wherever the knowledge of the true God prevails, righteousness and peace are found. Idolatry has ever been the bane of mankind. A false conception of God debases.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: