Moses and the Burning Bush, Exodus 3:1 -15

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Moses and the Burning Bush, Exodus 3:1 -15

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The story of Moses comes about after Genesis, were the covenant is to be continued through him and God's people. The story starts with Israel still in Egypt since Joseph's time. The Israelites have been prospering, and because of this the Pharaoh is feeling threatened. In result of this, the Pharaoh orders the murder of all male baby Israelites. With the midwives to follow through with these orders, they refused. They refused to kill the newborn boys in fear of God, which is where Moses comes into the picture. After hiding him for three months his mother decided she couldn't hide him any longer. She then put Moses into a basket and sent him down river. As the daughter of the Pharaoh was bathing in the river she found Moses. Feeling pity for him she took him in and card for him as her own child. Once Moses became a man, he walked among his people. While walking, he witnessed an Egyptian beating a Hebrew. Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. After the Pharaoh heard of this, he wanted to kill Moses. Moses fled and found himself in the land of Midian. He defended the daughters of the priest of Midian, the priest then giving him one of his daughters as gratitude. Shortly after this is when Moses comes upon the burning bush.

Moses was keeping a flock when he is approached by the angel of the Lord. It was in the form of a burning bush, but the bush wasn't being consumed by the fire. Moses became curious, so he turned to see why it wasn't being consumed. When God had seen that Moses was approaching the bush he called out to him. As Moses finally got close enough to the bush, he was told to take his sandals off because he was standing on holy ground. This is where he is told to help the Israelites. God tells him to go to the Pharaoh and bring his people. God then did something that he had never done, he gave Moses a name to tell the Israelites, that name was YHWH, which meant I am who I am. God then explained to Moses that this...
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