And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt…
I. INFINITE SYMPATHY. Often adversity leads us into a spirit of carelessness and unbelief. In our impatience we cannot wait for the Lord. The history of Israel says — "Leave all to God; He will order and provide."
II. SEASONABLE INTERVENTION. Often God waits to teach us our own helplessness before interposing; but "the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord." "When the fulness of time was come," etc.
III. ABUNDANT BENEFACTION. Christ is a greater Moses, through whom we are not only delivered from the punishment of sin, but sanctified also aa "a peculiar people," and made "meet for the inheritance," etc. Our conversion is merely the turning-point. Heaven is the goal, and God is with us all the way.
(J. C. McLachlan, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;