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Moses And A Snapshot Of The Fire (3 of 3)
Series: Moses, The Man For God's Plan
Exodus Chapters 3 and 4
I. Satisfied In His Retirement
A) Years Were Going By
B) Young Ones Had Grown Up
C) Yearnings Had Given Up
II. Shocked By The Revelation
A) What Was Sensed By Moses
B) What Was Seen By Moses
1. The Providence Of God
2. The People In Goshen
3. The Person With Guilt
C) What Was Said To Moses
III. Sensitive About The Requirements
A) The Call He Protested
B) The Care He Was Promised
C) The Cause That Was Portrayed
The story of Moses and his encounter with God at the burning bush, strongly illustrates that God takes "the weak things of the world to confound the mighty; the things that are not to bring to nought the things that are". 40 years had passed since that day that he had jumped the gun on God's will and murdered the Egyptian. That is a long time, regardless of what dispensation you are living in. In the first 40 years of his life, he had risen to a place of importance and renown, but these last 40 years had been spent tending a flock of sheep and raising a family. We must not overlook that even in this setting, God was preparing His man for His plan. We are probably dismayed at the length of time Moses had to spend in this job as a shepherd. The only answer we will receive, is that it took that long for God to ready the man for the plan. I can see this principal as it worked itself in my own life. After pastoring for 33 years, and now in a semi-retired status, I was content to preach where the doors opened and to generally support my home church. That is what I thought, but God had different plans. So at the age of 63, and highly unqualified, I felt the Lord's leadership to become a full time sermon author. I had never written a full manuscript sermon in my life. The call of Moses, at the age of 80, is a sharp reminder to all of us that God is never through with our ser ...
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