Instructions: Do this exercise in quiet surroundings. As you read the scriptures, imagine that you are a bystander watching the action unfold. Visualize the scene. Hear the voices. Feel the emotions of the characters. Let the account come to life.

Main characters: Jehovah God and Moses

Summary: Jehovah commissions Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

1 ANALYZE THE SCENES.​—READ EXODUS 3:1-14; 4:1-17.

Describe the appearance of the burning bush, as you picture it.

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What do you imagine Moses’ response is​—both in his facial expression and his voice—​when he hears God’s words to him, found at Exodus 3:4?

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What emotions do you “hear” in Moses’ voice as he questions Jehovah, as recorded at Exodus 3:11, 13 and 4:1, 10?

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2 DIG DEEPER.

Using research materials at your disposal, find out more about the phrase “I shall prove to be what I shall prove to be.” (Exodus 3:14) Why did Jehovah say that in response to Moses’ question about His name? *

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 Why, do you think, was Moses reluctant to approach Pharaoh? (Clue: Read Numbers 12:3.)

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Why might Moses have hesitated to approach his fellow Israelites?

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3 APPLY WHAT YOU LEARNED. WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT . . .

The human tendency to lack self-confidence.

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Jehovah’s confidence in you and your abilities.

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FOR FURTHER APPLICATION.

In what areas of your life do you lack confidence?

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In what ways might you be useful to Jehovah God despite your limitations?

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4 WHAT ASPECT OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU, AND WHY?

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[Footnote]

^ par. 14 Jehovah’s Witnesses publish a number of books and brochures that can help you to dig deeper in your study of the Bible. For more information, contact Jehovah’s Witnesses locally or write to the publishers of this magazine.