Exodus 6:14 These be the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.
15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.
19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25 And Eleazar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
28 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
God took a break from the immediate events to give some background on how He had prepared Moses and Aaron for this task. God gave some background and also some of the future events to the time at hand. God has an accurate account of events. He shows how that life goes on even in the midst of difficult times. People marry and children are born. We see the sons of Aaron mentioned here. We are not given the details here but we know two of his sons would be killed by God for showing great disrespect for God’s law.
There are many today who take great liberties with God’s law. They think that because they are not being struck dead, God must be approving of them. Those who live and influence others in their sin will be held accountable for their sin.
With this background and some future events, God brings us back to the situation at hand. God knows all things and we can trust Him in all things. Moses and Aaron could also trust Him. God rehearsed His call of Moses for the important task at hand. We can learn of God’s wisdom and we can learn the importance of trusting in Him.
Moses was reminded of the importance of knowing Who was instructing him. It would be good if the many who are foolishly listening to people who claim to have had a vision or a dream today, would stop and think a little bit. God told Moses Who He was. Today we have the completed Word of God. We have no need to accept the lies of those who are looking for something more. We need to trust in the true God and reject all the deceivers.
In verse 30 we are brought back to where we left off in verse 13. Moses is in an argumentative mood. He liked the futility of fighting against God. Life is so much easier when His children submit to Him and trust Him. This is such an important lesson for those who are saved, to learn. Some people want every little detail filled out before they will trust the LORD. God does not operate that way. He does not need to operate that way. He knows every detail, and He reveals His plan to us as we need it.
Moses was creating so much resistance already. His resistance was not going to make life easier for himself nor for the nation of Israel. He could have just trusted God and rested in Him. That is an important lesson for us today.
God knows what He is doing. He knows what is happening today as well. We do not know all the details. We have some prophecy in the Scripture that gives us a broad overview. The specific details will flesh themselves out. We need to trust in the LORD for the moment and rest in His provision.