The Burning Bush
I have never heard anyone explain the significance of the burning bush that caught Moses' attention. I never even contemplated until today that there was anything significant about it, other than it being a wonder, but it is also a sign, a symbol. It is a symbol of redemption. It's so obvious that I wonder why I did not see it before.
The Bible says in Isaiah 33:14 – 17, "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with EVERLASTING BURNINGS? He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil. He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty; they shall behold the land that is very far off."
This is a description of a redeemed soul, a new creation in Jesus Christ who is enabled to walk uprightly. The Blood of Jesus applied to a soul is the only way we can live with our God, who is a consuming fire. Redemption is indeed a wonder, made possible by God coming to Earth as Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins, so that we could be washed clean, restored to the Father, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.