6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

After giving Moses the instructions to remove his shoes, God introduced Himself more fully. He explained that He is God, and not just any “god,” but the God of Moses’s forefathers. The interaction of the Lord with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were, of course, the thing of legend, and Moses’s reaction to joining that same association was one of deep humility, even fear.

Throughout the scriptures we see that whenever Lord enters such an intimate closeness with a child, it is because He is about to give them a calling that will consume the rest of their life and change countless souls around them. It was the case for the patriarchs, and it was certainly the case for Moses as well. There is an incredible gravity to these moments, and whenever they show up in the scriptural record one may know that whatever comes next, everything is about to change!

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