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Oh, My Lord

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Exodus 4:10-17 But he said, "Oh, my Lord, please send someone else." Exodus 4:13 ESV When God met with Moses on Mt. Sinai, at the burning bush, He took the time to answer Moses’ questions and objections. God tells us He is slow to anger. Moses tells us God is slow to anger. But, God got angry with Moses. Why? God knows our form, that we are but dust. God understands our weakness. Why would He get angry? We are going to look at the interaction between God and Moses and try to figure out why God got angry, and what we can do to avoid making the same mistake Moses made. Now, I must clarify. I said “mistake,” but what we are talking about is sin. Moses sinned, and we see this in what Moses wrote. By his open admission and frank description of his sin, Moses helps us. This is a principle we can apply to all of our relationships. An open admission of our faults, shortcomings, oversights and/or mistakes can go a long way toward repairing the damage or healing th

A Staff

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Exodus 4:1-9 The Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A staff." Exodus 4:2 ESV God appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai in a burning bush and told Moses He was sending him to bring the children of Israel up out of the land of Egypt. Moses had several objections. The first one was, what should Moses tell the people about who had sent him?   God told Moses to tell them the God of their fathers had sent him, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The name and identity of God is trustworthy. We can trust in Him. However, Moses had another objection. He said: What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’ ? ( Exodus 4:1 NLT ) “What if they will not believe me?” Moses brings out the willfulness of people. Believing is a choice we make. He asks, ”What if they will not believe me?” The ”will not” implies an act of the will, a choice. He asks, “What if they will not believe me?” The “

The God of Your Fathers

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Exodus 3:13-22 Then Moses said to God, "If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" ( Exodus 3:13 ESV ) The burning bush marked a turning point in Moses’ life and in the course of history. God came down and directly and obviously intervened in the affairs of men. For the discerning mind, God’s continuous involvement in everything that concerns us is obvious. However, at the time of Moses, God’s involvement took on a visible directness as we see in the burning bush and, later, in the pillar of fire and cloud. Moses was given a part in God’s plan. God told Moses directly: “Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt." ( Exodus 3:10 ESV ) Moses immediately saw some problems with this. He raised some objections. The first objection is what we see in Exodus 3:13. It