Does God forget His promises

Leslie M John

‘Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. (Exodus 3:16-18)’.

It seemed as if God has forgotten the children of Israel and His promises to them when they were under the bondage of slavery under Pharaoh for nearly four hundred years. God made a covenant with Abraham that he and his posterity through Isaac will be blessed and will become great nation.

Indeed, God was at work when the children of Israel were under the bondage of Pharaoh, disciplining them, multiplying them. Then when it was time God said to Moses, that He heard the cry of the children of Israel, and would deliver them. He has spoken to Moses in clear terms as to how he should ask Phraoh to let them go so that they can go yonder and worship their God. Phraoh refused to let them go; but after ten plagues were brought upon the land of Egypt, he finally let the children of Israel go. On their way to Canaan, the children of Israel defeated six nations and thirty one kings.