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…
I. THE LOCALITY. How many noted Scriptural events took place on mountains!
1. It seems as if they were above the common herd of man.
2. They are difficult of access. All religious duties must be connected with difficulty.
3. They were mostly places of solitude.
II. THE SPOT. A bush.
1. Its insignificance.
2. Its incongruity. What apparent connection between God and a bush?
3. Its intrinsic worthlessness.
III. THE PHENOMENON.
1. The bush burned with fire. God's glory appeared in it, humble as it was.
2. The bush, though burning, was not consumed.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.