Re: Verse reading–Exodus 3:7-15, 4:1-17 (day three) 

“Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses.”  God’s anger is never an end in itself.  Rather, his anger always moves creation towards what he desires.  It burns away impurity, it renews, it opens up a new possibility of life in the face of the present circumstances for those who will come to their senses.  God’s anger toward Moses opened up the possibility for Aaron to join this enterprise, and as a result, Moses did not run away.  He accepted his assignment from God.  And the rest is holy history.  Face it: God gets angry with you.  He does.  Maybe he’s angry now.  But that’s not the end.  It’s just the beginning of his moving you to a new life of confident action if you won’t run away.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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