This is obviously a very popular passage, the burning bush story (I love this photo!). The whole point of the passage is a call that God has on the life and person of Moses. God is choosing Moses to be the redeemer of his people. Moses is not worthy (murder) and he lacks faith (needs miracles and makes excuses about his speech). We see that God will do what he wants to do and will use flawed people in the process. Neither Moses nor Aaron do a great job of doing exactly what God says and cause more difficulty as a result, but God still uses them.
God does want to use you. Reading through the bible like this is not a rite of passage that makes you righteous in God’s eyes, but it is a bit of a burning bush experience. God will speak to you about your life and his plans for you as you commit to listening to his words each day. Our goal is to limit the amount of excuses or “signs” we need to see to agree and make the changes or do the things God is asking us to do.
The bush is burning…what are you going to do? You too are a redeemer…who are you to redeem?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!