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“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. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said,Here am I.And he said,Draw not nigh hither:put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

In this devotion, we encounter the narrative of Moses was herding the flock of sheep and animals that belonged to Jethro, his father- in-law. It’s in this portion of the scripture that we see God revealing Himself to Moses, calling him to go to Pharoah in Egypt and declare the deliverance of God’s people. It is on the mountain that God calls out to Moses from the burning bush. I want us to focus on verses four and five where God calls out and tells Moses to take of his shoes because he was standing on holy ground. As we read this scripture of Moses’s encounter, we must take to heart that when we are in the presence of God, we are symbolically standing on holy ground. No, we might not go up to a mountain but God lives within our heart through His in dwelling Holy Spirit. When you and I are in the midst of God’s presence, in worship, we are on holy ground. I pray this scripture, this devotion encourages you in your walk with God.