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Poole on Exodus 3:6: God of the Patriarchs

Verse 6:[1] Moreover he said, (Gen. 28:13; Ex. 3:15; 4:5; Matt. 22:32; Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37; Acts 7:32) I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for (so 1 Kings 19:13; Is. 6:1, 5) he was afraid to look upon God.


[I am, etc.] This is wanting in Hebrew, likewise in Mark 12:26, but it is supplemented in Matthew 22:32[2] (Ainsworth).



[The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob] That is, whom they worshipped. He names these because they were the founders of the Hebrew nation, and to these God promised and fulfilled a great many things, and they were superior with respect to virtue. Thus He distinguishes Himself from false gods, and renews the memory of the covenant entered into with their fathers, upon which the liberation of Israel depends (Junius, Piscator). It is repeated three times; by which they maintain to be signified what sort of care God has of individuals, and that He is wholly God to each one (Menochius).


The God of thy fathers, engaged to them by covenant or promise, which I am now come to perform.



[He hid his face] Out of reverence for God (Menochius, Lyra, Ainsworth), and out of a sense of his own infirmity (Ainsworth), and out of humility; now, he does not thrust himself forward curiously: and therefore God revealed Himself to him (Lyra).


He was afraid to look upon God, as other excellent servants of God have been, through the sense of their own meanness and sinfulness, and of God’s majesty and holiness. See Genesis 16:13; 17:3; 1 Kings 19:13; Isaiah 6:2, 5, etc.

[1] Hebrew: וַיֹּ֗אמֶר אָנֹכִי֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י אָבִ֔יךָ אֱלֹהֵ֧י אַבְרָהָ֛ם אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִצְחָ֖ק וֵאלֹהֵ֣י יַעֲקֹ֑ב וַיַּסְתֵּ֤ר מֹשֶׁה֙ פָּנָ֔יו כִּ֣י יָרֵ֔א מֵהַבִּ֖יט אֶל־הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃


[2] Matthew 22:32a: “I am (εἰμι) the God of Abraham…”

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TheTruthCameFirst
TheTruthCameFirst
Jun 27, 2019

The God of the Patriarchs..

Abraham

Genesis 18:18 KJV

"Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him"


Abraham a Chaldean...

"For lo, I raise up the Chaldeans that bitter and hasty nation which shall March through the breath of the land to possess dwelling places that are not theirs." Habbakuk 1:6 Kjv.


Isaiah 47:6 KJV

"upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke."


Isaiah 47:6 KJV

I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.


Habbakuk 2:3 at the…


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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 27, 2019

James Begg's Anarchy in Worship: 'It is too much the fashion in the present day to speak as if men might act in the worship of God according to their own whim and fancy, and without regard to His high and sacred authority. Angels vail their faces in heaven whilst they adore the Majesty of the great God; [cf. Isaiah 6:2-3; Exodus 3:6; 1 Kings 19:13] but guilty man speaks and acts as if nothing were so light and trivial as an act of worship; nay, as if he might convert a professed act of worship into a source of amusement. We know nothing which so clearly proves the deep and fearful depravity of man and the abounding infidelity o…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 27, 2019


Matthew Henry: 'The solemn declaration God made of his name, by which he would be known to Moses: I am the God of thy father, Exodus 3:6. 1. He lets him know that it is God who speaks to him, to engage his reverence and attention, his faith and obedience; for this is enough to command all these: I am the Lord. Let us always hear the word as the word of God, 1 Thessalonians 2:13. 2. He will be known as the God of his father, his pious father Amram, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his ancestors, and the ancestors of all Israel, for whom God was now about to appear. By this God designed, (1.…


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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Covenant God and His Promises"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=21613825538

1) Introduction

2) Analysis

a) Context

b) Verse 6

i) “Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”

ii) “And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God”

3) Doctrine: The more we have of the true God, the more fear and reverence.

4) Doctrine: The believer’s covenant relation to God is the best support in the worst of times.

a) With respect to hard providence

b) With respect to sin

c) Use

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
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Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "Holy Places"

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=24131845480

1) Introduction

Westminster Directory for the Publick Worship of God “Touching Days and Places for Publick Worship”: “As no place is capable of any holiness, under pretence of whatsoever dedication or consecration; so neither is it subject to such pollution by any superstition formerly used, and now laid aside, as may render it unlawful or inconvenient for Christians to meet together therein for the publick worship of God. And therefore we hold it requisite, that the places of publick assembling for worship among us should be continued and employed to that use.”

2) Doctrine: Holiness is the state of being set apart unto God; a holy place is a place set apart for God’s…

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