Journey Through the Old testament – Moses and the Exodus
Opening Song: I Want to Live – John Denver
The people of Israel have been enslaved in Egypt for many years. They cry out to God to save them from their oppression, they want to live.
God speaks to Moses, an 80 year old man at the end of his life, to answer the call of his people. Moses realizes he can rekindle some of those passions he had as a young man. He too can live.
Moses and the Burning Bush
1 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 wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 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. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
4 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.”
5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 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.
7 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. 8 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. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:1-10, New International Version)
Journey Through the Old Testament – Moses and the Exodus
Link To Full Sermon: Journey Through the Old Testament – Moses and the Exodus, by Adam Hamilton.
Closing song: Here I Am, Lord – John Michael Talbot
As I was editing the message for this week I was struck by the powerful message of Mose receiving and accepting his call very late in life. I had to edit out much of the content of this clip for the Devotional. I thought it would be worthwhile to create a stand alone clip on retiring.