Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Acts 7:30-38

30"After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. 31When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to look more closely, he heard the Lord's voice: 32'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.' Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.

33"Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.'

35"This is the same Moses whom they had rejected with the words, 'Who made you ruler and judge?' He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36He led them out of Egypt and did wonders and miraculous signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the desert.

37"This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' 38He was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living words to pass on to us.

Stephen's speech continues
In this passage, Stephen is emphasizing the life of Moses. How God had sent him as ruler and deliverer of His message, yet the Jewish nation rejected his words throughout his journey. Moses even prophesied about the coming of Christ, yet the Israelites rejected him also.

God sends us spiritual leaders to guide us on the straight and narrow road that leads to our eternity. Are we listening? Or are we sticking to our own traditions. Dig into the scriptures and discover the truth. Do not follow the path of your parents or friends, find the answers yourself that will lead to your eternal destiny.

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