Seeing God’s Nature in the Call of Moses

Last week I wrote about how Moses was called and how he had his eyes on himself and not on God (see here). When I read about this in Exodus 3-4, I was also struck by how God reveals different aspects of himself as he demonstrates to Moses that he is the Almighty God. As I reflected on the passage I was stirred to praise as I marvelled at what a wonderful God we serve.

Moses asks God what his name is and God says ‘‘…I AM WHO I AM…’ (Exodus 3:14). God is incomparable (Isaiah 40:18) to anything else in all of creation therefore he has to define himself by himself. He is worthy of all our praise and honour. As Revelation 1:8 says ‘‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’’

God also reminds Moses that he is the creator and sustainer of all things by telling him: ‘…Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?’ (Exodus 4:11). You are fearfully and wonderfully made, God knit you together, you are his workmanship (Psalm 139:13-14 and Ephesians 2:10).

We also serve a God who is forever faithful, he keeps his promises. In the passage, God four times1 refers to himself as the ‘God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob’ He is doing this to remind Moses and the Israelites that he faithful to the covenant he made with Abraham to give him the land of Canaan (Genesis 17:8). He is also faithful to you, his steadfast love for you never ceases and his mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Today take time to ponder who God is, he is the creator and sustainer of all things, he is incomparable and he keeps his promises. What a marvellous God we serve, he is so worthy of our worship.


1 Exodus 3:5, 15, 16; 4:5

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