When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said to him, Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.’
“This Moses, whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’—this man God sent as both ruler and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in Egypt and at the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years.
Comment: The story of Moses begins at the start of Exodus, the second book in the Bible and lasts for a further four books with multiple references to Moses throughout the rest of the Bible. This short passage covers another 40 years but allows Stephen to talk about Moses. Their chief complaint on the charge sheet against Stephen is his handling of Moses, the law and ordained worship. It will be very interesting to see how he handles his presentation.
Prayer: We so often need wisdom far beyond our experience. Help us to learn to turn to You.