Exodus 6: God Gives a Pep Talk to Moses


Synopsis:

God tells Moses he will deliver the Israelites out of Egypt and give you the land I promised Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. Moses tries to rally the Israelites, but they refuse to listen. So God tells Moses to speak once again to Pharaoh. Moses says no, he can’t he has uncircumcised lips. We are then treated to a family lineage and once again God tells Moses to speak to Pharaoh and once again, Moses says, no, he will not listen to a man with uncircumcised lips.

In other words:

Moses wants to give up. God won’t let him.

Favorite bit:

(Exodus 6: 7) “And I will take you to me for a people and I will be to you a God.” So, is this being not a god, but kind of wanting to be a god? Sounds a bit fishy to me.  Again, still thinking this is a bit of a hallucination.

Most annoying bit:

(Exodus 6:14-27) Yet another genealogy. Apparently this is to provide us information that Aaron is older, but Moses is the leader.

What I learned:

When looking up the phrase uncircumcised lips – it apparently means that Moses didn’t speak well. An uncircumcised ear doesn’t hear well. An uncircumcised heart doesn’t feel well and an uncircumcised lip doesn’t speak well. Which implies an uncircumcised penis must not have sex well?

Moral Lesson Learned:

Not speaking well is no excuse for not standing up to oppression. (Exodus 6)