Exodus 1:1-14, 22
Our reading will now take us back from the land of Uz to the land of Egypt, where we left the chosen family in Goshen.
The Lord knoweth them that are his. The names of the godly seed are precious to his heart.
Thus the ancient covenant that Abraham’s seed should be many received its first fulfilment. God is not unmindful of his promises.
Out of sight out of mind; a man may confer on a nation permanent advantages, but he cannot hope for permanent gratitude. Those who serve man are generally rewarded with forgetfulness.
The ungodly always try to make out that God’s people are a dangerous set, but indeed, if they would treat them kindly they would find them the best of neighbours. It is only when they wilfully stumble at this stone that it breaks them…
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