Paul was a thankful person. This passage commends thanksgiving to God for the spiritual gifts he gives. We must give thanks to God for all his gifts. This text, however, teaches that Christians give thanks to God for his spiritual gifts. Why should Christians thank God?
In our text for this Lord’s Day sermon, we see the Lord back up front and center. Moses wants us to see the care and love of God as his newly redeemed people depart for Canaan. How does God show his shepherding love for his people?
The return to Egypt is now before us. The ESV breaks the text into three paragraphs, and in each of them we see how God prepares Moses for his great return to Egypt. These lessons are instructive for us, for they both unfold important parts of the Exodus narrative and illustrate timeless principles for God works with his servants. This morning, I want you to see that God graciously fits his servants for the work he wants them to do. We already know that God will be with Moses. As Moses returns to Egypt, we see something of what that looks like.