"Holy ground"

In the third chapter of Exodus we read of Moses' coming of Horeb, the mountain of God. We are told that while there an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush, and"behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." We are further told that Moses wanted to know why the bush was not consumed; and when God saw that he turned aside to see, He called unto him; and Moses was commanded, "Draw not nigh higher:... for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."

Moses had a great task before him—that of leading the children of Israel out of bondage; and the command not to trespass on holy ground was needed. He had to know that the why and how of things must be left to God. He had to learn to trust God.

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