In our study of Exodus chapter three, we will look at Moses' hesitation to answer the call of God upon his life. We will look at his reaction and apply it to our lives as Christians in the world today.
"Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God." NIV translation
As we start to examine the call of Moses, we see that he was going about the business of tending the flock instead of seeking a high position. It seems that God has mostly used the common people who were going about their own business to serve His purposes. We also see that he went to the mountain of God which was on the far side of the desert. This is a picture of the fact that the people that God uses usually have to go through some trials and troubles before they are greatly used by Him.
"There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up." NIV translation
We see in this that God usually has to get our attention before we will believe and trust Him. Moses came face to face with Jesus in a bush that was burning but was not consumed. It is cool to know that God knows exactly what it takes to get the attention of each and every one of us.
"So Moses thought, 'I will go over and see this strange sight - why the bush does not burn up.' When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, 'Moses! Moses!' And Moses said, 'Here I am.'" NIV translation
Next, we see that God verbally spoke to Moses and, at that point, he had a choice to make. He could have turned around and ran from God but he chose to answer the Lord. The same type of choice happens in each of our lives as God calls us to Himself and we have the option to answer and be saved or to continue to run away.