Life of Moses Lesson 3 Day 3

My answers to study questions for BSF Life of Moses Exodus 3:11-2

The scripture reference links in this lesson are NASB unless otherwise noted.
  1.  a.  Two ways Moses objected to God’s call—
  •  “Who am I to confront Pharaoh and lead Israel’s children out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11
  • “Let’s say I go to the people of Israel and tell them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to rescue you,” and then they reply, “What is His name?” What should I tell them then?” Exodus 3:13

b.  God’s reply to Moses’ objections—

  •  “Do not fear, Moses. I will be with you every step of the way, and this will be the sign to you that I am the One who has sent you: after you have led them out of Egypt, you will return to this mountain and worship God.” Exodus 3:12 Interesting that the sign will occur after the fact. The memory of this encounter and the promise of another did sustain him.
  • “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you should tell the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to rescue you.’” Exodus 3:14

c.  Do not fear. I will be with you every step of the way.

The past few months have been especially challenging.

Through the summer, I expected to write more.

The calling to write came before my Dad moved in with us. And the call remains.

Life throws us curveballs, doesn’t it?

  • My dad’s mind declined noticeably.
  • My husband was more depressed than usual.
  • My granddaughter clung to me. (Her affection is as wonderful as it was distracting.)

Focus was difficult if not impossible most days.

I felt guilty about everything and everyone.

Despite my best efforts, my help often fell short of expectations—theirs and mine.

And our income has never been this low—my husband’s greatest concern.

My dad keeps trying to come up with a new career for me to make money. As if keeping him out of trouble isn’t a full-time, albeit non-paying job.

I feel inadequate for all the hats I wear. I am inadequate.

I’m still working through how to stay on track.

What must be on my to-do list?

What must be on my NOT to-do list?

Fear, worry, and doubt definitely belong on the latter.

To-do list item number one: Remember—God says, “Do not fear. I will be with you every step of the way.”

6.  a.  Comparison of John 8:58-59 and Exodus 3:14

Jesus also identified Himself as God, the Eternal One “…the Alpha and the Omega…who is and who was and who is to come…” Revelation 1:8 

In both passages, God and Jesus, respectively, identify themselves as the God of the Israelite ancestors of Moses and the Jews who were trying to kill Him (Jesus).

b.  Jesus was and is an active part of the entire plan for man’s redemption. He was and is a distinct part of the composite unity that is God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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