And when forty years were expired…
I. GOD HAS A PEOPLE. "My people."
1. Chosen by Him.
2. In covenant with Him.
II. WHERE THEY LIVE. "In Egypt."
1. A house of bondage.
2. A transient residence.
3. Among a strange people.
III. WHAT THEY SUFFER. "Affliction." In some shape or form this is the Christian's earthly lot.
1. Inflicted by man.
2. Permitted by God.
3. Working out spiritual ends.
IV. THE DIVINE NOTICE OF THEIR CASE.
1. God sees their affliction.
2. God. hears their groaning.
3. God works out their deliverance.
(J. W. Burn.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.