Remember Moses and the Israelites in Egypt? “Leave…” the Pharaoh and his advisers said. “Work them harder!” They will harvest the straw for the bricks: Let them go and gather straw.—It has been estimated that this requirement would “more than double” the people’s toils (Canon Cook). They would have to disperse themselves over the harvest fields, often lying at a considerable distance from the brick-fields, to detach the straw from the soil, gather it into bundles, and convey it to the scene of their ordinary labours. Having done this they were then required to complete the ordinary “tale.”
God will own his people, though poor and despised, and will find a time to plead their cause. Pharaoh treated all he had heard with contempt. He had no knowledge of Jehovah, no fear of him, no love to him, and therefore refused to obey him. Thus Pharaoh’s pride, ambition, covetousness, and political knowledge, hardened him to his own destruction. What Moses and Aaron ask is very reasonable, only to go three days’ journey into the desert, and that on a good errand. We will sacrifice unto the Lord our God. Pharaoh was very unreasonable, in saying that the people were idle, and therefore talked of going to sacrifice. He thus misrepresents them, that he might have a pretence to add to their burdens. To this day we find many who are more disposed to find fault with their neighbours, for spending in the service of God a few hours spared from their wordly business, than to blame others, who give twice the time to sinful pleasures. Pharaoh’s command was barbarous. Moses and Aaron themselves must get to the burdens. Persecutors take pleasure in putting contempt and hardship upon ministers. The usual tale of bricks must be made, without the usual allowance of straw to mix with the clay. Thus more work was to be laid upon the men, which, if they performed, they would be broken with labour; and if not, they would be punished.
Remember this: Moses was to be killed as an infant; he was raised in the Pharaoh’s palace as the ‘son’ of a princess.
And we pray:
Hallelujah!!! LORD Heavenly Father, ALL glory and praise to your Essence. Father, You never Change; You remain The same always. ‘Time’ does not exist for You. You made ‘time’. Time here on Earth is from the light of a star – The Sun. Hallelujah!!! There are so very many stars, thus You are at the head of ALL. Hear my heart LORD, Amen. Father, Your will be done in my life LORD in The name of Jesus, Amen.