By Brandi Hignight
This has really made an impression on me and is just perfect. Look what the Lord did. Exodus 3:1-15.
Let me set the scene, Moses was shepherding a flock. He sees “a remarkable sight” (of the bush that is on fire but not consumed). I would have missed this completely, or if I had noticed would have thrown up my hands and ran! Bye sheep, you are on your own.
God knows us. He knew Moses, so when he went over to take a closer look, the Lord introduced Himself as the God of his father, of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. V6, Moses “hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.” So he knows Who is talking to him.
God says, “Go. I am sending you to Pharaoh so that you may lead My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”V 10.
V11, Then Moses asked an obvious question, “Who am I that I should
1) go to Pharaoh and
2) that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
Quite a ridiculous proposition isn’t it! Nonsensical even. I might chuckle, “Who me and the sheep?!!”
V11, ” He answered, “I will certainly be with you…”
Notice God didn’t ensure him with his credentials. He didn’t say, “I chose you because of your status, your talent, your giftings, your connections.”
No, He assured him with His credentials (faithful, eternal, God)
Of what he was to say to the Israelites. God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.”