Moses has spent the last 40 years tending sheep. He seems to have forgotten his former zeal for his brethren, but God had a plan that involved Moses. God had not forgotten. Read the following passage and work through the questions.
Exodus 3:1-22; 4:1-17
- What did God use to get Moses attention?
- When did God speak to Moses? (vs. 3-4)
- What is God doing in your life to get your attention?
- God’s word is our burning bush. If we turn aside God will speak to us through it. See II Timothy 3:16 and Hebrews 4:12
- God introduces Himself in vs. 5 & 6. List the verbs God uses in verses 7-9.
- What was the problem? What was God going to do?
- How does God want to include Moses? vs. 10
- How does Moses respond in vs. 11?
- The argument continues. Take note of Moses’ misgivings and God’s solutions.
- How has Moses changed? Compare Exodus 4:10-13 with Acts 7:22? Why the shift?
- Our confidence needs to be in God, not our own abilities. At this point Moses had lost confidence in both. Did God write him off?
- What is God asking you to do today? How can you be faithful? Is there an area that you feel inadequate? Is that a good or bad thing?
- Learning to trust God is a daily process. Pray that you don’t get so busy arguing with God that you never move forward in obedience. The road ahead is uncertain, but our God has never been uncertain. Our God has never been more faithful. Our God is bigger than the problems we face. He is there with us.. Believe it.