Lesson about Moses for Bible Study – Exodus 3:1-22
In Exodus, we’ll learn about Moses and the burning bush to see an ordinary man take steps toward greatness.
From the burning bush God lays out his plan for Moses to go to Egypt to bring the Israelites out of bondage.
Like us, Moses makes excuses instead of following God.
Moses and the Burning Bush – Making Excuses to God
Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”
When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.”
But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?”
And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.”
Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” – Exodus 3:1-14 NASB
Moses: The Reluctant Leader
Moses was now a shepherd. He was a far cry from living in the palace of Egypt but the experiences he had, learning about the desert and the people were preparing him for something greater.
Moses was to become the leader of Israel!
But God, I Can’t Do It
Ever used those words? Well, I have.
Not in the exact same way but there have been many times in my life where I had a thought and felt it was God’s will, only to say to myself that the job was too big for me.
I Was Right!
The job was too big for me. But, what I didn’t understand – it wasn’t too big for God.
Moses had these same feelings of inadequacies and started to make excuses as to why he shouldn’t go to Egypt.
He was right also. He didn’t have the qualities, the skills or the tools needed to go and bring the Israelites out of bondage. But God did!
God will Supply
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Moses didn’t have to do everything himself. The qualities he lacked, God supplied.
You see, God never asks us to do something unless He is willing to give us everything we need to get the job done.
If we can just muster enough faith to get started, there is nothing we can’t do if God is involved.
Let’s just make sure it’s God’s will and not just ours. d:-)
Stay tuned for the Exodus …
Love in Christ
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