Sunday, January 26, 2020

If Your Bush Burns Out, God Isn't In It

Moses led his flock into the wilderness when he saw something weird—a burning bush that wasn’t consumed. The bush didn’t burn out because God was in it.

A voice called out from the bush saying, “Moses, Moses . . . remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. . . I am the God of your father.” (Ex. 3:4-6). Remember, this happened before the tabernacle and temple were built to worship God. Moses was only standing on dirt, but it was holy ground because he was in the presence of a holy God.

The Lord spoke through a burning bush to prove to Moses three things:
First, He knew exactly where Moses was, even in the back side of a desert.
Second, He called Moses by name, proving He knew all about him.
Third, the bush didn’t burn out, showing He had endless energy. 

Then God gave him an assignment. “I will send you to Pharaoh so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt (3:10). Moses started making excuses, saying that he wasn’t capable of doing it. The Lord assured him, “Certainly I will be with you” (Ex. 3:12). When God calls you to do something, He goes with you and gives you the ability to accomplish it.

People burn out because they’re doing tasks that God never called them to do, or they’re doing them in their own strength. Moses’ bush never burned out. And your bush won’t burn out either, if God is in it.

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