And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
I. AARON'S COMMISSION.
1. Its reason suggestive to the reluctant servant (vers. 1-14).
2. The fact suggestive of the Divine condescension and forbearance.
II. AARON'S OBEDIENCE.
III. MOSES AND AARON CARRYING OUT THE DIVINE COMMAND.
1. They observed their respective places.
2. Their reception by the people (ver. 31).
IV. THE INTERVIEW BETWEEN MOSES, AARON, AND PHARAOH.
1. The reasonableness of the request.
2. The unreasonableness and haughtiness of the reply.Lessons:
1. To analyze the Divine motive, in the use of all these human instrumentalities, is fraught with most helpful and instructive suggestions.
2. The unwisdom of hesitancy, in accepting a clearly-indicated call of God, is here seen.
3. The modesty and judiciousness with which the request of Moses and Aaron was couched, suggest the carefulness which soul-winners should exercise.
4. In the haughtiness of Pharaoh we discover the preliminary step to his fall.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
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