The Nature & Character of God
We have all heard the story of Moses and the burning bush countless times. As children, we are reminded of the holiness of God and how that is shown in Moses removing his shows before approaching the bush. Unfortunately we stop there too easily. Other times we simply write off Old Testament stories as good moral tales for teaching our children as they mature into adulthood. Instead, we need to look at the Old Testament and understand what God’s Word says about himself.
Brody has been preaching from Exodus 3 several times over the past week and we wanted to share some of his outline with you. We see in scripture that as Moses keeps giving excuses and focusing on the situation or his own unworthiness, God keeps pointing to himself. As Moses keeps asking “Who am I?”, the Lord keeps reminding Moses that He himself is sending him. Our God is one who does not cower or run from any man. His love and patience with us has no end, and His holiness is without compare!
- He is holy (v. 2-5)
- He is inexhaustible (v. 2)
- He is completely independant (v. 2)
- He is a God of self-revelation (v. 14-15)
- He is changeless and caring (v. 16)
- He keeps his promises (v. 17)
- His foreknowledge and patience (v. 18-19)
- His power and sufficient resources (v. 20)
- He is victorious and transforming (v. 21-22)
“God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”” (Exodus 3:14)