The Rod of God

When Moses kept the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, in the desert, as the Bible records, he "came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb." This journey to the mountain of God is used by the prophet Isaiah to symbolize the great spiritual awakening that is to come to all people, when they shall say, "Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord . . . and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths." In the course of his spiritual journeying to the mountain of God, Moses had gained a firm understanding of God's omnipotence, evidenced by the fact that God had spoken to him at the burning bush, and revealed to him that under divine guidance he was to deliver his countrymen from bondage in Egypt.

When Moses doubted his ability to fulfill this high mission, he was divinely strengthened by the knowledge of God's ever-presence, and by the assurance that he would be guided and governed by divine Love and spiritual power. Although he had gained a great measure of understanding of God's allness and of man's spiritual nature, he had not yet wholly overcome fear, for, replying to the divine behest, he said, "But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee."

To the divine question, "What is that in thine hand?" Moses answered, "A rod;" and he was then told to take this rod in his hand, wherewith to do signs. And it is recorded that he took the rod of God with him in his hand when he returned to the land of Egypt.

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