Vs. 4, “When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” Moses was tending flocks for his father-in-law Jethro (Reuel) and was now at Mount Horeb (Sinai) (vs. 1). This is the chapter where we come upon the well-known encounter with the burning bush. Moses would quickly find out that he was in a very conversation with the creator of the world! God showed His faithfulness by hearing the cries of his children and responding (vs. 7-10). While easy to point fault at Moses for his questions and concerns, but I don’t think any of us would fare any better (vs. 11-13). Moses asked God’s name, and He would reply with, “I AM” (Yahweh). I really enjoyed Moses giving us his dialogue he had with our God. The Lord would go onto explain in detail the events that would transpire with the Egyptians response and the hard to believe willing plunder that would come to fruition (vs. 21-22).
Regarding application…Who am I? Vs. 11, “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” How interesting that a man like Moses who was so confident in the past (trying to rescue the beaten Hebrew, and rescuing the women at the well) would now be humbled. But I suppose all of us would be standing on holy ground before our Maker (vs. 5). God chooses the weak to shame the strong (I Corinthians 1:27). In many ways, Moses had to be broken to be put back together again. But Moses would ask a question that applies for all of us today: Who am I? We are failures, we are not perfect, we are stubborn, we are doubters…yet God still loves us and chose us! Question: What tasks is the great “I AM” asking you to do in your life right now?