Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.

– Exodus 3:1-2 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,

Moses was introduced in this narrative as a Hebrew baby who was adopted by Egyptian royalty, but the privilege that Moses experienced as a prince collided with his passion for justice for his people. Unfortunately, Moses’ passion resulted in the murder of an Egyptian and Moses found himself an exile in the desert. It seemed like his life was over, but God was just beginning with Moses. Our ambitions can cloud God’s plan for our lives, but God faithfully takes us to what we may consider “the far side of a desert” to guide us toward His purposes.

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