Friday, November 05, 2010

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 3


Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.

Stacey


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 3. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…


3:1 – As a shepherd, Moses thoroughly walked and learned the land that he would lead the Israelites through!

3:2-4 – God initiates contact with us.

3:2 – the Angel of the Lord is God. Physical manifestations of God are Jesus. Therefore, this is an incarnate appearance of Christ.

What do the flames symbolize? God’s holiness? After all, God does say this is holy ground in 3:5. In other places in scripture, fire represents judgment.

The Lord drew Moses to Himself with the burning bush. What has God used to draw you near to Him?

3:5 – Why did Moses have to remove his shoes?

3:6 – God is a name dropper. Whose names would God use to identify Himself to you? Would God be able to drop your name when addressing someone else?

3:7 – God sees us and hears us.

3:8 – God comes to our rescue.

3:11-4:12 – God is patient and willing to teach us.

3:11 – Moses objects to God’s assignment saying, who am I to approach Pharaoh? First and foremost, he is God’s chosen servant for the job. Also, Moses had a relationship with Pharaoh’s household in the past. Was he afraid that they would remember him and try to kill him?

3:13 – Moses objects to God’s assignment based on not knowing how to identify God to the Israelites.

3:14-15 – God identifies Himself as the great I AM, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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