In Exodus chapter 3:1-6 we find Moses keeping the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro. As he led the sheep to the backside of the desert, he came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. Moses saw a bush burning, yet it was not consumed by the fire. Moses noticed the bush burning and went near to it to see why it was not consumed. When the Lord saw Moses had turned aside to see the bush, The Lord spoke to Moses and said Moses, Moses, and he said Here am I.
The Lord told Moses to not come near to the bush but take off his shoes from his feet, for the place whereon you stand is holy ground. Here the Lord told Moses who He was and Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Our text begins by the Lord saying, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrow. The Lord said I have come down to deliver my people out of the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land and bring them unto a good land and a large land, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
The Lord gave Moses his commission in verse 10, "Come now therefore and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou may bring forth my people out of Egypt." Moses began to ask questions as many do today. Who am I , that I should go? Moses was assured that the Lord would go with him.
Moses continued to say, "When I come unto the children of Israel and say to them, "The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you, and they say unto me, what is his name: What shall I say?" The Lord told Moses to tell them that I AM hath sent me unto you.
Moses' commission was in many ways the same as the commission is to the church today. The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me to you.
Hebrews 1:1-3 tells us, "God who at sundry (many) times and in different manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high."
God has done many wonderful things for his people throughout the ages. The crowning of all blessings He has been given to us is found in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son....."
God heard the cries of Israel. No doubt he has heard the cries and seen the injustices of the world. At Calvary Jesus paid the supreme price for the redemption of mankind. Today we need to settle it once and for all who our God is. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess Jesus to the glory of God. Phil .2:11. Romans 14:11.