Week 5  Day 2

You see a picture of God here
God sees
        hears
        knows
        remembers his promises
 
        responds to human need

The way God responds
       is by choosing a servant
       who will go
       and do
       whatever God requests.

  
You see a picture of Moses
He was courageous enough to defend an innocent man
      and strong enough to kill
But he was not ready to take on the establishment
When his deed became known
      he ran away in fear

In Midian Moses was mentally alert and curious
      able to hear God speak to him
But he did not want the job God had for him
      and was bold enough to tell God so

Moses thought he could not speak,
      probably because he was
      not content with mediocrity

Please Lord, send someone else to do it!  

                                          HOLY GROUND 
   A command and a promise: You go and I will be with you.
                                            Exodus 2 & 3

    11When Moses was grown, he went out to his brethren and
looked at their burdens.  He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew,
one of his brethren.  12So he looked this way and that way, and
when he saw no one, killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.  
    13When he went out the second day, two Hebrew men were
fighting.  He said to the one who did the wrong,  "Why are you
striking your companion?"  14Then he said, "Who made you
a judge over us?  Do you intend to kill me as you killed the
Egyptian?"  Moses feared and said, "Surely this thing is known!" 
15When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses.  
But Moses fled and dwelt in the land of Midian.
    23 In the process of time the king of Egypt died.  Then the
children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they
cried
out.  24So God heard their groaning and God remembered
His
covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    1Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law,
the priest of Midian.  He led the flock to the desert, and came to
Horeb, the mountain of God.  2The Angel of the Lord appeared
to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush.  He looked, and
the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
    4When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to
him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!"  He
said, "Here I am."  5Then He said, "Do not draw near this place.
Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is
holy ground.  6 I am the God of your father--the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."  And Moses hid his
face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
    7The Lord said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My
people, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters,
for I know their sorrows.  8So I have come down to deliver them,
and bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a
land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites.
    9"Behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and
I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress
them.  10Come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you
may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
    11Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh,
and bring the children out of Egypt?"  12He said, "I will certainly
be with you.  This shall be a sign to you:  When you have brought
the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain."
                             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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