CHAPTER 7 | Verses 27-33

Verse 27: “The one who was acting unjustly to his neighbour pushed Moses and said, ‘Who appointed you ruler and judge over us?’”

Pushed Moses: Rejected Moses. That push was a very significant act, representing Israel rejecting Moses at this time. This also foreshadows Yeshua’ s rejection by the house of Israel.

Verse 28: “Do you want to kill me in the same place that you killed the Egyptian?”

Killed the Egyptian: Moses thought he had gotten away with this act (Exodus 2v12), but his secret was out.

Verse 29: “Moses fled because of this word, and he became a sojourner in the land of Midian. He beget two sons.”

Sojourner: Foreigner

Verse 30: “When forty years had been fulfilled the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire at the bush.”

When forty years had been fulfilled: Moses was now 80 years old. The number 8 is symbolic of redemption.

Mount Sinai: Also called Mount Horeb.

Verse 31: “He saw and was amazed at this appearance and he drew near to understand, and it came about the voice of the Lord unto him.”

To understand: To look intently at it.

Verse 32: “’I am the God of your fathers – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ Moses became trembling and he dared not look.”

Note: Whenever the Patriarchs are mentioned in Scripture, they are there to remind us of the promises of God. These were faithful men, because they were motivated to act in a way to receive the promises of God. God appeared to Moses in order to move in the life of the Hebrews, so that they could once again become recipients of the promise of God. However, those promises are dependent upon
them being in the land of Israel.

He dared not look: Once Moses found out that this was God, he did not want to look upon this sight.

Verse 33: “But the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the shoes of your feet, for the place in which you are standing is holy land.’”

Standing: The way that this word is written (in the perfect) implies that Moses has stood there in the past, is standing there now and will stand there again in the future.

Holy land: Mt Sinai


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