Exodus 3:1-12 (2)
This is the story of when Moses was tending sheep and saw a bush burning that was not consumed by the fire.
In verses 1-4:
What a differentiation between Moses' life as an Egyptian ruler and his life as a Midianite shepherd. As a ruler, he had everything accomplished for him since he was the renowned child of an Egyptian princess. As a Midianite shepherd, he needed to thoroughly take care of himself. He was holding the very work that he had been educated to disdain (Genesis 43:32, 46:32-34), and he lived as an obscure outsider. What a lowering encounter this probably must have been for Moses. Yet, God was getting Moses ready for an administrative role, that of a leader. Carrying on with the existence of a shepherd and a traveler, Moses found out about the methods of the individuals that he would before long be driving and furthermore about the life in the wild. Moses could not see this himself, yet God was preparing him to liberate the people of Israel from Pharaoh's grip.
God addressed Moses from an unforeseen source, that of a burning bush. When Moses saw it, he went to examine this phenomenon. God regularly utilizes startling sources while working in our lives as well. It could emerge out of other individuals, the various encounters we may confront, or even our thoughts. We must be willing to examine these opportunities and be available to any surprises God may present to us.
Moses saw the bush burning and talked with God (Acts 7:30-31). Many individuals in the Bible experienced God in some apparent form, not necessarily in a human form. Abraham witnessed a “smoking furnace” and a “burning lamp” (Genesis 15:17). Jacob “wrestled a man” (Genesis 32:24-29). When the slaves were liberated from Egypt, God led them “by day in a pillar of a cloud” and “by night in a pillar of fire” (Exodus 13:21). God showed up to empower his new country, to direct them, and to demonstrate the unwavering quality of his verbal message.
In verses 5-8:
At God's order, Moses took his shoes off and he covered his face also. The removing of his shoes was a demonstration of respect, conveying his own disgracefulness before God. God is friend to his people; however, he is likewise our sovereign Lord. To move toward him in a trivial way extends an absence of regard and truthfulness. When we come to worship God, do we move toward him nonchalantly, or do we present ourselves like a welcomed visitor before a lord? We ought to change or modify our disposition, so it is reasonable for moving toward the blessed God (Acts 7:33).
Joshua experienced a comparative encounter in Joshua 5:15 where he was likewise directed to eliminate his shoes because of a sacred place. God's sacredness can be related with specific land or area, the sanctuary, and even things related with individuals of the sanctuary. The wellspring of this blessedness is God, not simply the item, the area, or the actual substance. In the New Testament, the people who trust in Jesus as Lord become sacred and are called to live as ministers of believers in sacredness to God (1 Peter 2:5-9).
In verses 10-12:
In these next verses, God uncovers his commission to Moses as his representative, to lead the people of Israel out of their servitude in Egypt. God gives consolation in light of Moses' questions. God additionally recognizes himself utilizing phrasing which will be vital in both the Jewish and the Christian comprehension of God’s nature. As a name, God utilizes the expression “I AM,” demonstrating his timeless, uncreated, vital, outright being. This associates with the Hebrew expression YHWH, most frequently seen as LORD, Jehovah, or Yahweh. This equivalent stating will be utilized by Jesus in the New Testament.
Moses rationalized, or made excuses, on the grounds that he felt that he was deficient for the duty that God was telling him that he should do. It was normal for him to have that impression. This is a characteristic inclination, for he was deficient in his own merit. Be that as it may, God was not telling Moses that he would work alone. God offered himself as an asset, he would have Aaron, and he would have the ability to do miracles (Exodus 4:10-12). God regularly calls us to assignments that appear to be excessively troublesome, however he does not request that we do them by ourselves. God offers us assets, similarly as with Moses. We ought not take cover behind our insufficiencies, as Moses did, however, we should look past ourselves to the extraordinary assets that are accessible to us. Then, at that point, we ought to permit God to utilize our novel endowments.
How do we know if the bush is still burning? Is God still speaking? We need to listen to and listen for God’s voice. Maybe we do hear him, but our attitudes are not where they should be. Some of us may not even be willing to listen. Some of us may be talking so much that we cannot hear God speak to us. Many prophets told the Israelites to “Hear the word of the Lord” (2 Kings 20:16; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Isaiah 1:10, 28:14, 39:5, 66:5; Jeremiah 7:2, 9:20, 22:2, 22:29, 31:10, 34:4, 42:15, 44:24; Ezekiel 6:3, 16:35, 20:47, 25:3, 34:7, 34:9, 36:1, 36:4, 37:4; Hosea 4:1). Do we “hear the word of the Lord?” In addition, we do not need to exclaim, “What if there is no bush burning?” God will always use something to gain our attention, to get us to stop and listen to Him (Numbers 9:8; Matthew 11:15; John 8:43; John 10:27; Rev 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:20).
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