Wow. What has the Lord been talking about today. The last couple of weeks really. Sin. I’m in Chapter 7 & 8 of ‘Man And Sin’ with Global University. What a wonderful topic. How enlightening.
When sin creeps in. A little at a time. A tiny bit. Then it just like Scripture says, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. A bit of sin from a parent, then the children copy their parents lack of care and sin and the entire family is cursed.
Sin is so accursed. Truly.
When I was young I would just not say a word and not really make my point about the matter, in God’s way but as I’ve got older, I’ve learnt to say ‘no’. ‘No’ is such a good word which I had never learnt when I was young. I was just taught to know God and follow Him and not drift from Him. No matter how far, I was always right beside Him. In my heart. In my thoughts. What other think or do is not for me so I just do not let me go there.
The Significance of the Burning Bush
I. God Appears to Moses (3:1–6)
The burning bush had a threefold significance. It was a picture of God (Deut. 33:16), for it revealed His glory and power, yet it was not consumed. Moses needed to be reminded of the glory and power of God, for he was about to undertake an impossible task. Second, the bush symbolized Israel going through the fire of affliction, but not consumed. How often nations have tried to exterminate the Jews, yet have failed! Finally, the bush illustrated Moses—a humble shepherd, who with God’s help would become a fire that could not be put out! Note that Moses was brought to the place where he bowed before God and adored Him in wonder, for this is the true beginning of Christian service. Servants who know how to take off their shoes in humility can be used of God to walk in power. Later we see that before God called Isaiah, He revealed His glory (Isa. 6). The memory of the burning bush must have encouraged Moses during many a trying mile in the wilderness.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1993). Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament (Ex 3:1–6). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord
6 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Is 6:1–3). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Just believe and Jesus will do the rest.
Rest in Christ and He goes before you and behind you and surrounding you.
Plunge the sword.
Part the highways and byways, with the Word of God and His Presence by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.