Exodus 3 & 4
Moses was a man who had experienced the majestic courts of Pharaoh and the hand of God blessing a nation. However, he was a person who was plagued with self-doubt and the fear of rejection.
Moses Discovered a Holy Peace While He Was Alone With God: Exodus 3:1-9
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father‑in‑law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of theLord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3So Moses thought, I will go over and see this strange sight why the bush does not burn up.
4When 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.
5Do not come any closer, God said. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 6Then he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
7The Lord said, ÒI have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.
1. A place of obedience .
2. A place of devotion .
3. A place of revelation .
4. A place of maturation .
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?(1 Corinthians 4:7).
His Self-Esteem Was Challenged Through the Call of God: Exodus 3:10-22
Excuse No. 1 Ignorance . vv. 10-13
So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.
11But Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
12And God said, ÒI will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.
13Moses said to God, Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you,and they ask me, ÔWhat is his name? Then what shall I tell them?
Excuse No. 2 Authority . vv. 14-15
Excuse No. 3 Inadequacy . Exodus 4:1
Excuse No. 4 Self-doubt . Exodus 4:13
His Dedication and Willingness Moved the Heart of God: Exodus 4:20
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.
1. He finally aligned with the will of God.
2. He realized God would use the ordinary to do the extraordinary .
Give me one hundred people who love nothing but God, hate nothing but evil, and know nothing but Jesus Christ, and I will change the world.