And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you…
The mission of Moses resembles that of every Christian minister, in that —
I. HE WAS SENT TO HIS BRETHREN.
II. WHEN HE WENT TO THEM, HE FOUND THEM IN A STATE OF BONDAGE AND OPPRESSION; THEIR SPIRITS CRUSHED, THEIR MINDS DEGRADED.
III. HE FOUND THAT HE ONLY PROVOKED THEM BY HIS ENDEAVOURS TO DELIVER THEM.
IV. PROMISES WERE GIVEN TO SUPPORT HIM UNDER HIS DISAPPOINTMENTS. View the promise in the way of —
1. Encouragement. God will be with every minister —
(1) As a guide;
(2) To strengthen and support him under trial;
(3) To comfort and console him.
2. Caution. While each pastor rests on the consolation of this privilege, he must not forget the call to watchfulness and holiness which is inseparably connected with it.
(H. Raikes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.