Exodus 3:1-5 New Life Version (NLV)
Every now and then we may encounter something peculiar (out of the ordinary) along our path and decide it is necessary to stop and take a closer look. Such is the case with Moses in our lesson today. Moses notices a fire in a bush and when he goes to take a closer look, God speaks to him from within the bush. God notices that Moses steps in to take a closer look. We need to stay alert in our day to day experiences, because God may use an unexpected source to speak to us. Be willing to stop what you’re doing, pray, and take a closer look.
Exodus 3:1-3 Moses and the Burning Bush
3 Now Moses was taking care of the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the religious leader of Midian. He led the flock to the west side of the desert, and came to Horeb (Mount Sinai), the mountain of God. 2 There the Angel of the Lord showed Himself to Moses in a burning fire from inside a bush. Moses looked and saw that the bush was burning with fire, but it was not being burned up. 3 So Moses said, “I must step aside and see this great thing, why the bush is not being burned up.”
4 The Lord saw him step aside to look. And God called to him from inside the bush, saying, “Moses, Moses!” Moses answered, “Here I am.” 5 God said, “Do not come near. Take your shoes off your feet. For the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
Prayer: Lord, I am always looking for you. Thank you for noticing my desire to see you revealed in all things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.