I currently can’t take my eyes off of Exodus 6:2-9. In my normal fashion, I find myself so enamored with the verbs of God. I bolded them for you below. Verse 3 matters because the two names of God show a God of covenant action. He can save, and He will. You can read about this here.
But notice God’s great verbs:
God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord’.”
It’s the story of God revealing Himself and rescuing us. God speaks, appears, establishes the covenant, hears our sorrow, remembers us, brings us out of slavery, delivers us, redeems us, takes us to Himself, and then gives us good things. He is the unchanging God of these great actions on our behalf.