Exodus 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
God tells Moses to go to talk to the Israelites. He says to tell them that He is the LORD. He is God. He is the almighty. He is going to rescue them from their slavery. He is going to show His great power.
He is going to make them His people. He will be their God. When He is finished with what is about to happen in Egypt they will know that He is God and that He did the work.
God wants all the glory. God wants His people to know Him as God. He wants to be loved and honored. He wants to be respected. He is to be the hero of the story. It will not be Moses or His rod. It will not be the leadership of Israel. God will be doing a work.
How often do we make sure that God is the hero of the stories we tell? Do we recognize Him as the hero or do we somehow begin to see ourselves as the hero? He is God and He proves it over and over again!