Answering Pharaoh’s Question Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice... (Exodus 5:1-2)
Exodus 5:1-2 Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’” 2 And Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go.”
Who is the LORD, that I should obey... The Almighty God Genesis 17:1-2; 2:2-3; Ephesians 1:19-21
Genesis 17:1-2 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”
Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. God’s creative work proves Him to be the Almighty.
Ephesians 1:19-21 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. God’s raising his Son from the dead proves Him to be the Almighty.
Who is the LORD, that I should obey... The Almighty God Genesis 17:1-2; 2:2-3; Ephesians 1:19-21 The Giver of All Blessings James 1:17; Matt. 5:44-45; John 3:16
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Matthew 5:44-45 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Who is the LORD, that I should obey... The Almighty God Genesis 17:1-2; 2:2-3; Ephesians 1:19-21 The Giver of All Blessings James 1:17; Matt. 5:44-45; John 3:16 The One We Must Obey 1 John 5:3; Acts 5:29; Deut. 11:26-28
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. God requires that we keep His commandments.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (4:19-20), But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
Deuteronomy 11:26-28 “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today; 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known. Moses in giving the Law to Israel
Who is the LORD, that I should obey... The Almighty God Genesis 17:1-2; 2:2-3; Ephesians 1:19-21 The Giver of All Blessings James 1:17; Matt. 5:44-45; John 3:16 The One We Must Obey 1 John 5:3; Acts 5:29; Deut. 11:26-28 The One Who is Merciful and Just 1 John 4:9-10; Titus 3:4-7
1 John 4:9-10 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. God’s mercy and love is shown in sending His son for us.
Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Conclusion For both Pharaoh and Us, God is the one to whom we will one day give account! “For it is written: ‘As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.’ 12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11-12).