Taking A Deeper Look.


Exo. 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

ALLEGORY: 1. symbolic work: a work in which the characters and events are to be understood as representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper, often spiritual, moral, or political meaning.

2. symbolic expression of meaning in story: the symbolic expression of a deeper meaning through a story or scene acted out by human, animal, or mythical characters the poet’s use of allegory.

3. genre: allegories considered as a literary or artistic genre.

4. symbolic representation: a symbol of something.

In the KEY SCRIPTURE we’re able to see what must be described as God’s call on the life of Moses. Allegorically the flock represents followers  (Prv.27:23) or disciplines (teachings) of the priets of Midian, a land representing a mid-point in the spiritual journey of Moses. In  Gen. 25:1-6 Abraham a son named Midian (strife, contention, division, and disunity) from his second wife Keturah, and he moved this son and his five brothers east of Canaan.

So, Now Moses kept the flockreveals that Jethro the Midianite is training the Hebrew Moses in leadership to prepare him to become a priest, albeit maybe for the god Baal-Peor (“Lord of the opening” whose idol is called Chemosh Chemoshhttp://reslight.net/divinenameinnt.html).

Then, however, Moses goes far into the desert (“the backside of the desert“) which may smbolize the depletion of this spiritual training (deserts water which represents spirit), and the beginning of his relationship with YHWH at Horeb mountain! Certainly, it can be seen that the “burning bush” represents a breakthrough for Moses. We find in this story of Moses that he is in yet another stage of infancy, which in this case was spiritual. Many of us struggle with the prospect of rearing infants and children, so to shed light on the issue of CHILD ABUSE we should learn to raise our kids as God raises His servants!



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