Today is Wednesday March 16 2022, and in the word of God for today on this platform we are going to look at the call of Moses.
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.Exodus 3:1-2.
Topic for today.
From our scriptural text for today, we can deduce the topic of the word of God for today as “significance of the call of Moses’.
And before we look into the significance of Moses call, let us first and foremost look at the life of Moses right from the start.
A short biography of Moses according to the Bible.
Moses birth and parentage.
The story of Moses begins in Exodus chapter 2, where a man from the tribe of Levi got married to a woman of his own tribe.
And she gave birth to a fine baby boy during the time that Pharoah commanded that all the baby boys born during that time should be killed.
But because Moses was a very fine boy, his mother would not let him be killed so she hid him in a basket by the river bank where Pharoah’s daughter normally goes to take her bath.
That was how Pharoah’s daughter found Moses and adopted him.
As God would have it, Moses, even though he was an Hebrew; was raised in Pharoah’s household.
Moses escapes to Midian.
Now when Moses was grown up, he saw how his own people were maltreated and began to feel pity for them.
So as he was walking by one day, he happened upon an Egyptian killing an Hebrew, so he killed the Egyptian and buried his body in the sand.
Another day he saw 2 Hebrew’s fighting and when he tried to seperate them by letting them know they were one flesh and blood and shouldn’t fight each other; one of them iquired if he was going to kill him as he did the Egyptian the other day.
That was when Moses knew that trouble was looming on him because Pharoah will soon find out that he murdered a Egyptian; and will order for him to be killed.
And for that reason he escaped to Midian.
In Midian he met with a man named Jethro, who gave his daughter Zipporah’s hand in marriage to him, and from thence Moses lived in his father’s in-law household.
And that is when we come to our scriptural text where God calls Moses by the burning bush.
Significance of the call of Moses.
All the thing that transpirred in the life of Moses since birth was meant to prepare him for the task ahead.
And that task was leading the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Below are the significance that builds up to the call of Moses.
- First God programmed him to be raised in the Egyptian household; and this was meant to convince Pharoah that Moses was practicing the magic he learnt in the Egyptian household when he gave him God’s message to let the children of Israel to go to their father’s land.
- Eventhough Moses was raised as an Egyptian, he still felt for his people whenever he saw them suffering in the hands of the Egyptians, and so he was looking for a way to save them.
- At first he thought killing the Egyptians who was maltreating an Hebrew was the way he was going to deliver his people; not knowing that God was doing this to cause his movement from the Egyptian household so the mission he has for him can begin.
- Finally, Moses was able to carry out every instruction given to him by God to finally lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Moses became one of the greatest prophet of all time because he answered God’s call and carried out every instruction given by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Through Moses, one of the greatest religion on earth, Judaism, came directly from God to human beings.
And from Judaism came the one religion that holds the key to human salvation, Christianity.
As Jesus Himself noted in John 5:46, Moses foresaw His coming.
You can also read our Bible verse for today below.