Today we consider the theological and practical implications that our God is the I AM WHO I AMor Yahweh. If this is the name by which God is to be remembered throughout all generations, then it is fitting to spend time considering more carefully the meaning of Yahweh, and what it means for us.
In a way similar to his call of Moses, God calls us to do extraordinary, things for his sake. He calls us to tasks we are unequal to. I include with this our response to God’s calling on us as Christians, in our vocations and responsibilities, and as evangelists and ministers of Christ to others. As we hear God’s response to Moses, I want us to respond the way God wants Moses to respond: with trust. We must trust the God who calls us.
God calls each one of us to be something extraordinary; he calls each one of us to our life’s work. And in each of these spiritual and vocation callings, we, like Moses, need to trust the God who calls us. Whether we’re Moses leading the children of Israel out of Egypt, or we’re a man who believes God might have called him to be a pastor, or we’re a housewife struggling to homeschool, or we’re a believer struggling to be holy, we, like Moses, need to trust the God who calls us. God’s answers to Moses in this passage give us three reasons to trust God ourselves.