Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Moses and the Burning Bush

John Ankerberg
By R. L. Wilson: “Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Mark 12:26-27)

Moses was living in the wilderness tending the flocks of his father-in-law. He had been in the wilderness for 40 years at this point, and it was time for him to get on with his life’s work. One day as he’s leading the sheep through the countryside, something catches his attention—a bush is on fire! Even in the middle of a wilderness, a random fire could be dangerous, so he heads over to deal with it. But oddly, although he sees fire, there is no damage to the bush.

As he observes this strange phenomenon, he hears a voice coming out of the bush: “Moses! Moses!” Wow! What? It soon becomes apparent to him that this is the voice of his people’s (the Israelites’) God. God explains to him, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:6).

God goes on the prove Himself to Moses by means of signs, then He give Moses the commission to rescue His people from their captivity in Egypt. You can read God’s commission to Moses in Exodus chapter 3.

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