When recruited to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses asked, “What shall I say to them?” Moses was hesitant about the task he had been given. He knew that he was about to stand before a nation of people and reveal some of God’s great plan to save them from Egyptian bondage.
He feared rejection and anticipated questions. It was a plan that required an unseen God to demonstrate great power and authority before the oppressive Egyptians and a nation of Israelite slaves. Moses not only wanted to know what to say; he probably needed to answer the question for himself.
The Egyptians worshiped a host of false gods. The river, the birds, and the planets above all had a deity assigned to them. When either the Israelites or Pharoah asked, “Which God are you speaking of?” or “Which God has sent you?” how should Moses respond?
In Exodus 3:14, God answers the question, “I AM WHO I AM…Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” He is not defined by a river, animal, or planet. God tells Moses, I exist because I exist. I was not created; I AM the creator. I was not caused; I AM the cause.
Today we serve and worship that very same God. Our God is not defined or limited by anything. He has always been and will always be. He is the great I AM.