He is personal: He calls us by name just as He called Moses by name — “Moses Moses”
He is a Covenantal God: He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, keeping His promises and covenant with Abraham that his family will be a great nation.
He cares: He sees, hears and is concerned … whether for the Israelites or for you and me. When we are sad and trouble and think no one cares, remember that God cares and loves you very much.
He acts: He came to rescue the Israelites and bring them out of Egypt. He is always with us to help us and work all things out for good for us, even when we may not realise it.
God is the I AM
What does that mean?
It means God is God. He existed before the beginning of time. He is not created by anybody. He is the source of life and He never changes.
God needs no explanation. No description. No identification. Because He is God.
Jesus is the I AM
When Jesus was on earth, He revealed Himself to the Jews as “I AM”.
e.g. in John 8:59, he said, “Before Abraham was born, I am.”
Jesus was claiming to be God — the same God who spoke to Moses in the burning bush. And this made the Jews very angry, and they tried to kill him.
Through His teachings, Jesus often identified Himself as “I AM”: I AM the Bread of life, light of the world, door of the sheep, good shepherd, resurrection and the life, the way, truth and life, and the true vine.
Jesus is God. He is the source of life. He never changes!
We can come boldly
God told Moses: “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing is holy ground.”
God is holy, and sinful man cannot come near Him. Moses was afraid of God and hid his face.
Today, because of Jesus, God gives us free access to Him. We can “come boldly to the throne of grace” and “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb 4:16)
Thank you, Jesus. You are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You are the God of Moses. And you are the God of me!