The Approach by God to Moses

Exodus 3:4-6.. 2 … a blazing fire from the midst of a bush;… 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.”

v.4 Moses was shepherding his father-in-law’s sheep, a despised job for an Israelite. After 40 years he probably expected to be a shepherd the rest of his life. Then he turned aside to look at a burning bush. God called out to him when the He saw that Moses turned aside and Moses said “Here I am.” God waits for disciples to respond and then He takes the next step.

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.”

v.5 God said do not come closer because you are on holy ground. Since God’s presence is in His disciples we are constantly on holy ground. We must be separated [1] from sinful things and [2] to devotion to Jesus, His moral will for our lives and His constant guidance and direction for our lives.

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.

v.6 God provided the link from Moses back to Abraham. In some way Moses knew about the covenant God made with Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” and the stories of that promise to be fulfilled through Abraham’s family down to his father. Moses hid his face because he knew the power of God. Today we realize that in the coming of Jesus, God made Himself visible in human form [ John 14:9 ]!

Our bodies are “a temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you?” [1 Corinthians 3:16 ] and Jesus has given His disciples the glory of God and Jesus is in His disciples. [ John 17:22-23 ] So every disciple is constantly in the presence of Triune God and has the Word of God for faith, direction, and guidance. [ Romans 10:17; 2 Peter 1:3 ] Disciples are without excuse about knowing they are on holy ground.

Does my daily life reflect that I am living on holy ground every where my feet step?

Henry Luke 9/4/2017

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