Seize the Moment – Day 451

Friend of God!

Exodus 3

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, June 11.


What do you call your friends?


Exodus 3 tells the famous story of God’s call of Moses at the burning bush. This is a magnificent story which captures a dynamic dialogue between God and Moses. Verses 13-15 highlights a significant exchange in the conversation:


Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.”


Wow! God reveals His personal name to Moses. This was unparalleled at this time in human history, but this would become the normative pattern of Moses’ relationship with God. In Exodus 33:11, the Bible explains, “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.”


God invites Moses to be His friend and to go on His behalf to rescue His people from slavery and oppression.


Are you a friend of God?


Jesus followed His Father’s example in John 15:15, “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”


Seize the moment and answer Jesus’ invitation to be His friend and to go on His behalf to rescue His people from slavery and oppression.


God bless your day!
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