When the Lord sent him on his mission to free the children of Israel from their Egyptian bondage, Moses said unto God: "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?" And we read, "God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. " This mission of Moses, the obedient servant of God, was certainly a mission of love; for to free the Israelites from hard, unjust labor, in the midst of sin, idolatry, and estrangement from the true, living God, was seemingly a very difficult task, one that needed the inspiration of love under God's protecting care.
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