A Series of Life Lessons From the Back of the Desert (VI) (Exodus 3:1) [Short (just a few paragraphs) Readings]

In The Back of the Desert
A Season of Life When God Seems Far Away

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God (Exodus 3:1).

What life meanings can one take away from this Old Testament Bible passage?

There will come a time when God is ready to call on you. In Exodus 3:2-4 we read:

And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

So when  the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”

He called Moses and He will call you.

It will be a personal call. The Lord used Moses’s name, “Moses, Moses!” And He will call you by name, too.


First, He knows you.

I can’t imagine anything more comforting to know that God knows you.

Second, He calls you because His message and mission are for you and you alone; they are unique, because you are unique.

God’s voice penetrates the quiet of the back of the desert when He cries out your name.

Prepare to hear His voice; practice prayer, perseverance, patience … and listen for your name.

Next: God’s Name

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