Monday, September 24, 2012

Moses Hears From the God of the Ages - Exodus 3:6


He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”  Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

I love this verse.  Here with one simple statement is the God of the Ages reaching down to a specific man and telling him who He is.  That’s it.  It’s so simple.  This is no new entity Moses is learning about, but the same God that guided his ancestors Jacob, and before him, Isaac, and before him, Abraham.  This God has not changed.  This is the God that was then willing to guide Moses and those that came after him.  And the God Who did so.  This is the God that wants so much to guide and lead each one of us today, regardless of how we have treated Him in the past.  He is constant.  He is faithful.  He wants to have a relationship with us.

But in order for Him to do so, we need to have a right relationship with Him.  And Moses shows us how that happens.  He recognizes the awesomeness of God – His righteousness, His majesty, His authority.  And his first impulse and action is to show that he has by exercising respect and hiding his face, fearing to look at God.

I believe that many who come to Jesus Christ as Savior fail to grow in Him or to stick with Him, because they have not first recognized Who they are coming to and secondly have not realized their own sinfulness, grieved over it, and with a broken heart repented for it.

Before we move on to see what happens next between God and Moses, let us not miss this opportunity to check our own relationship, right now, between the God of the Ages and us.  Do we fully understand all of Who He is?  Do we realize who we were or are in comparison?  Have we truly repented for our sinful nature?  I pray we have, for only then can we take advantage of His specific message to us, and His unique purpose for us.


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