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Circumstances in life, as dreary as they can be, are not a hindrance to the Lord’s working. The great servant Moses was found in a basket on the river.

Great men who serve the Lord are not always as one would think, that is, in a great position or with much going for him or her. Moses killed a man, hid the deed, but was found out.

The perceptions of the people are often wrong (5:20-21), and even the perception/interpretations of great servants like Moses is often wrong (5:22-23).

That which is impossible to man is not impossible to the Lord (6:6-9).

God hardening Pharaoh’s heart does not occur without Pharaoh first hardening his own heart (7:30).

Moses is called the meekest man on the earth (Numbers 12:3); to lead a massive group of people like he did, if he would have been anything but meek, he would have melted!

-With a position of significance (Moses) came responsibility and much affliction, much of it unfair (16:8). When the Lord set in place what He wanted done, it was not man’s option to alter anything of that which the Lord wanted done (25:40).

-One can’t presume on the Lord to have his, her, or some other’s sins forgiven; it is strictly up to the mercy of the Lord. The Lord is not obligated to do a single thing on our behalf, but it is His desire to give us all the He promised (32:34).

-Great men, like Aaron, can lead others into sin, as he allowed the Israelites to go unconstrained, and the Lord was prepared to call him to account for it, but for Moses’ petition to save him (cf. Deut. 9:20). RT