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Moses: Bible Model for talking with God

As Christians and Jews enter Holy Week leading to Passover and Easter, the conversations between God and Moses in Exodus give us some of our best and blessed examples of Bible prayers – especially conversational prayer. In Exodus 3, God initiates prayer-talks that continue throughout this second book of the Torah. Instead of posting those pages, I’ll summarize highlights found in chapters 3 and 4 but encourage you to read all of Exodus this week to see what you notice too: Exodus 3: • God gets Moses attention with a Burning Bush. • Moses takes the time to stop and see what's happening. • God calls Moses by name. • Moses immediately responds. • God establishes a relationship with Moses by identifying with his forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. • Moses expresses fear. • God immediately lets Moses know that the LORD is aware of the suffering of the Hebrew people and has called Moses to lead them. • Moses does not ask who God is, but asks, “Who am I to lead?” (Exodus 3