"AND MOSES SAID UNTO GOD"
Exodus 3:13-14

Robert Hawker
(1753-1827)


My soul, hast thou fully considered, so as to rest in the full assurance of faith upon it, on what the whole foundation of covenant promises and engagements rest? It is not the greatness of the promise, no, nor the greatness of the deliverance wrought out for poor sinners, by the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, on which faith founds its claim; for, in fact, the more astonishing, and great, and unexpected the mercy is, as in the case of redemption by the Lord Jesus Christ, the more difficult would it be for a poor self-condemned sinner to trust in it, with full assurance of faith; but the great foundation for thee, and for every poor sinner to ground his hopes of redemption by Jesus Christ upon, is the faithfulness of that God which cannot lie, having promised, as appears, from the beautiful instance this precious scripture records. The Lord was going to send Moses, as his minister, to bring out his people Israel from Egyptian bondage; Moses desires the Lord to give him the commission with his name; whence, by the way we may learn, that they who stand up in the Lord's name, ought themselves to know who the Lord is, and from a proper acquaintance with the Lord, to recommend him to those among whom they proclaim him, as one they themselves know and trust in. To the inquiry of Moses concerning the name by which he should hold him forth to his people, the Lord condescends to give this answer; I AM THAT I AM: intimating the selfexistence, the eternity, and faithfulness of JEHOVAH. As if God had said, I AM, and therefore by virtue of this underived being, which I possess in myself, I give being to all my promises. My soul! often call to remembrance this grand and glorious truth. Thou hast not only the perfect and covenant redemption of thy Christ's blood and righteousness to confide in; but thou hast this other pillar and ground of the truth to confirm thy faith; I AM hath engaged for it also. So that both the blessedness of the promise, and the faithfulness of the Almighty Promiser, are with thee. Plead both before the throne, for Jehovah will ever be mindful of, glory in, and prove faithful to, all his covenant promises in Christ, to a thousand generations. Hallelujah! Amen.

From the POOR MAN'S MORNING AND EVENING PORTIONS.

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Robert Hawker



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