by Robert Chamberlain
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord , the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
Exodus 3:15 ESV
God was sending Moses to help deliver His people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. He revealed Himself as the Lord, the great “I am”, the self existent one. He didn’t need Moses, but graciously wanted to use him to fulfil His purposes.
God is the God of Abraham. He took him from worshipping the moon in pagan Ur of the Chaldeans, and brought him into the promised land of Canaan. Even more significantly, He promised that Abraham’s Descendant would bless all peoples of the world.
The promise was renewed to Isaac and Jacob, narrowing down through whom this Descendant would come. Jacob was renamed Israel, the prince who wrestled with God until He blessed him. Despite these promises, the people of God were languishing away from the promised land in Egyptian slavery.
God always is. He is the God of all to whom He has promised blessings, throughout all generations. God’s blessings come to the world through Israel’s Descendant, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Lord, God of our fathers in the faith, we praise You for the blessings You have lavished upon us in the Lord Jesus Christ, especially for the salvation we enjoy in His name, amen”