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Exodus Chapter Three part 2, A study of Exodus 3:5 & 6, Exodus 3:7 & 8, and Exodus 3:9  - 11 with our Common Man's Commentary

Exodus 3:5 & 6

"'Do not come any closer,' God said. 'Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.' Then 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." NIV translation

We are introduced to the principle of "holy ground" and so we must define it. As we see here, there was nothing special about the dirt itself but it was set aside (holy) for the purpose of Moses' meeting with God. With that in mind, we should understand that everywhere that we study God's word, pray, sing, dance, etc. in worship is holy ground. There are many even today that think we must go to a specific building to meet with the Lord but He is not interested in the building but in our coming to Him.

Exodus 3:7 & 8

"The Lord said, 'I 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. So 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.'" NIV translation

We see that the God of Abraham had seen and heard his children crying and was concerned. Not only was He concerned but He was going to deliver them. 

Jesus goes on to remind Moses of the promise that God had made to Abram to give him the land of Canaan who were cursed to be their slaves (see Genesis 9). 

Since we are children of God through Jesus Christ, we can be sure that He hears and cares about our cries just as He did the Hebrews. We can also know that He has destined us to be the masters at the proper time. This proper time is commonly called the Millennial Reign and we see it described in Revelation 20.

Exodus 3:9 - 11

"'And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.' But Moses said to God, 'Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?'" NIV translation

Jesus again tells Moses that He has heard the cry of His people but then He goes on to tell Moses that He is going to use him to deliver them. Moses' reaction is like everyone else who comes to realize that God is going to use them for something big.

If we do not have that reaction, then, we do not understand what God is going to do. It should be both an honor and also humbling to know that God has chosen us to be a part of His plans. That goes for all of us today who are in Christ! He has called each and every one of us to deliver His people from the bondage of sin and death. When you realized that, was your reaction the same as Moses'?

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