Exodus 5:22-23
And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, LORD, why have you so evil entreated this people? why is it that you have sent me?…

1. Unjust incriminations from God's people may make the ministers of God quail and recede from their duty.

2. God's faithful instruments though they do retreat of weakness, yet it is unto the Lord.

3. God's faithful ones under pressures may charge God foolishly for doing evil to His people.

4. In such workings of flesh, the Spirit may humbly expostulate with God by prayer.

5. Sad events in ministering may make God's servants question their mission.

6. In such questioning, souls may humbly deprecate the frustration of their ministry (ver. 22).

7. The evil doings of men may turn His servants sometimes to expostulate with God.

8. Wicked men will do worse and worse notwithstanding God's instruments come and speak in His name.

9. Evil instruments may be permitted of God to oppress, and He not at all deliver.

(G. Hughes, B. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

WEB: Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me?

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