This verse was the answer given to Moses and Aaron when they told Pharaoh that the God of Israel had said, "Let my people go." Why did Pharaoh say, "I know NOT the Lord"? Was he being stubborn, or did he truly not know who Jehovah, the God of Israel, was? This very God, whom Pharaoh said he did not know, had saved the Egyptian nation from starvation through the wisdom of Joseph. However, Exodus 1:8 tells us that this Pharaoh "knew not Joseph." How sad that such a life-preserving event in that nation's history was not remembered!
I wonder if America is not more like this Pharaoh than we would like to admit. The time from Joseph to Moses could be compared to the time from the pilgrims coming to America to now. Why did they come? How important was God to our nation's founders? People today say that America was not founded on Christian principles; they say that we are not a "Christian nation." Yet, our founders believed that we are created in the image of God, and they included these beliefs in documents such as the Declaration of Independence.
As a nation, how soon we have forgotten the people who (in times of great persecution) came to America and created a "nation under God." History is seeming to repeat itself, with people today saying: "Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice? I know not the Lord." What an opportunity for the people of God to let our lights shine in a time of such great spiritual darkness!
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God. — Dwight L. Moody
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