2017-09-24 - Exodus ~ Moses The Call
So, it’s about time for Moses to get on the road. God has called him to go back to Egypt, to lead the children of Israel to the land of Canaan. Moses is no longer the self-confident man of forty years earlier. He has some real doubts about the role of savior of his people. It is these concerns we have been examining.
I want to review the first two, which we looked at last week. Number one was: “Who am I anyway, that I should lead the people.“ We saw God’s response was, the issue isn’t who Moses was, but who God is. Moses' source of strength was to come from the Lord, not himself.
Moses’ second concern was, what was Moses to tell the Hebrews when they ask who sent him. God’s answer was to tell them “I AM THAT I AM“ was the one who sent him. The eternal, self-existing, unchanging God is He who spoke to Moses. This is the God of the Covenant. The Lord was sending Moses to lead them out, just as He promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The third concern was, why should the people believe him when he said God sent him? The concern seems a valid one, and so the Lord provides Moses three signs to demonstrate that he truly came from God.
Exodus Study to be continued.
All verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.