2God spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD;
3and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.
4"I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they sojourned.
5"Furthermore I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.
6"Say, therefore, to the sons 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 their bondage I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
7'Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8'I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am the LORD.'"
9So Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of their despondency and cruel bondage.
God had an amazing message of deliverance for Moses to give to His people, the children of Israel in Egypt. However, because of "their despondency and cruel bondage, they did not listen to Moses. All of us have times when we choose to focus on our difficult situation and not listen to God because of what is happening in our lives. Thankfully, whether we listen or not, God continues to work and communicate with us if we are His children. And He continued to use Moses and Aaron to bring about deliverance whether the people listened or not.