Reflections on Exodus 6:2-3

God also said to Moses, "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.

Exodus 6:2-3

I'm not sure what to make of the distinction between "the Lord" and "God Almighty."

Something that is so simple as to be passed over is that God is speaking to Moses. I'm sure Moses did not pass over it. I would guess he found the experience to be memorable. 

Furthermore, Moses is not the only one to whom God has spoken or appeared. To Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob God also reached out. Perhaps something we can learn from this scripture is that God is reaching out to us. He does not leave us to die in our sin and folly. We should listen.

One last thing that is worth thinking about is the name God emphasizes in this passage: the Lord. So much is wrapped up in that. Everything I have belongs him. I belong to him. I am not my own master. I am a servant of the Lord. My possessions are not mine. They too belong to the Lord. 

The heavens and the earth belong to the Lord. He made them. These are things that didn't sink in throughout the week I was memorizing this, but I think the more I believe them, the more they will change how I think about my life.