16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
-In an act of Divine love that defies explanation, God Himself provided a way for us to be free from the burden of sin. (John 3:16) What does He expect us to do with that freedom? Look at the Lord’s command to Pharaoh here in Exodus. He demanded that the Hebrew people be freed so that they could serve the Lord in the wilderness. That was the Lord’s expectation for his people back in the Old Testament and it is the same expectation for us today. God will never give you freedom and then turn you loose. If He has called you out, that means He’s taking you somewhere else and rule number one on God’s path is to serve Him.