OUR DUTY TO SERVE GOD TRULY ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. BY REV. HARVEY GOODWI, M.A., EXODUS viii. 1. And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and ear unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let My people go, that they may serve Me. IT was not once only, but several times, that Moses was commissioned by God to carry this message to Pharaoh. In fact it was the very burden of all the messages ; sometimes they were couched in precisely the same words, sometimes they were accompanied by threats, but the burden of all that Moses had to say to Pharaoh on the part of God was this, u Let My people go, that they may serve Me." God, you will observe, claimed the people as His; they were His chosen inheritance, and Pharaoh was holding in bondage those who by no right were his slaves ; God said, They are Mine, and He vindicated His title to them as you very well know, shewing signs and wonders upon Pha- 180 SERMO XII. raoh, and at length compelling him by terror to do< that, which he refused to do from a sense of duty. ow in order that I may be able to make that use of the words of God in the text which I pro pose to make, let me call your attention to one point in it, which might perhaps have escaped par ticular notice. The summons to Pharaoh is this, " Let My people go, that they may serve Me"