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Burning Bush

Cry of the Israelites  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Mosses was pasturing the flock

These verses present the circumstances of Moses’ call by God. After 40 years of training in the courts of Pharaoh
Moses now neared the end of another 40 years of his life as a shepherd
Moses’ reference to Horeb as the mountain of God

where God later gave him the Law

where God later gave him the Law


1 Sinai

2 Angel of the Lord

blazing fire often represents God’s transcendent holiness

This is amazing

didn’t burn up:
This may show that God does not wish to consume the vehicle that he sets ablaze for his PURPOSE

1 Moses take a closer look v 4

his his or her name twice was a way of expressing endearment, that is, affection and friendship
 being addressed by someone who loved him and was concerned about him

2 Holly ground v 5

Moses must do two things: keep a proper distance away from the bush
and take off his sandals
Near Eastern culture that if one were actually to look at a god (except in the form of an idol, according to pagan notions of the concept), he or she might be in great danger
John 1:18 NLT
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

God of your father

1 I have heard their cries v 7

I have carefully watched” or “I have paid very close attention to

2 Land flowing and honey v 8

God both clarified for Moses exactly which territories he planned to give his people
identified the future enemies

3 I will send you v 10

V.12 a sign often occurred after a person or a nation had already had to decide whether to act in faith or not
sign cannot create faith where
how could one who tried and failed to help his fellow Israelites on an individual scale forty years before (2:11–14) now, in his late years, be God’s choice as deliverer of the whole nation
Isaiah 7:14 ASV 1901
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
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