I believe that everything is circumstantial. The circumstances when Isaiah was a prophet are different than ours in the work force today; however, we can still spread the truth of God and his ability to atone for our sins. This is a constant problem in my own life, I do not think that I am able or worthy enough to do the things that God wants me to do. I then let these thoughts consume me and stop me from following the will of God. I do not think this is the only objections we can raise.
Holiness is something that separates something from the others. It shows that something is whole and healthy and sets it apart from bad. God has Moses teach the Israelites about being holy. God is holy and he wants His people to live holy lives as well. Moses helps the Israelites with the holy laws that contain both promises and punishments.
The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:2-6 reveals that He descended from Abraham, Judah, and King David. Thus, the author of Matthew is asserting that according to Jesus’ forefathers, He qualifies as being the Messiah. In addition, The Messiah would also be a prophet like Moses. A specific example comes from Deuteronomy 18 and is quoted in Acts: “For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you another prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you’” (Acts 3:22). Because Jesus was known as a great teacher, the author of Acts believed that Jesus was the prophet who Moses was foretelling would arrive.
22) And with Elijah, his relationship with God was his passion to do God’s will. Beside their different relationship with God, they all shared similar missions in the name of the Lord. First of all, they all were prophets chosen by the Lord God Almighty. As well as being chosen by God, the Lord appointed them to lead and guide the Nation of Israel. Most importantly, God used them all to fulfill His promise to the Israelites.
Another example of God’s faithfulness is found in his interactions with Abraham. When God and Abraham establish a covenant that promises the man land, descendants, and blessings for all people, God completes the ratification ceremony for both parties. This act signifies that God is entirely responsible for upholding the covenant. From this passage, the faithfulness of God is highlighted. God makes a deal that only he can uphold; therefore, his faithfulness to Abraham and his descendents is crucial.
All God asked of him was devotion from him and his people and to have circumcision be the sign from the people (Gen 17:11). The promises of the covenant directly impact Abraham, but they also impacted the people who would follow. God would also use these vows in other covenants because they had historic meaning. The Mosaic covenant has several similarities to the Abrahamic covenant. God told Moses that he would make the people of Israel his treasured possessions (Exo 19:5), which corresponds with the promise of blessings in the first covenant.
Chapter 7 focuses on the mercy ad justice of God and the Symbolism of fasting. The concern of fasting was important during this time of repentance but God tells the people that they were never truly fasting for him so there is no point (Zech &:4-5). Chapter 8 is the message of Zechariah regarding the restoration of Jerusalem. The message to Jerusalem is that God is now going to help them rebuild their city despite the disobedience of their ancestors (Zech 8:4-23). The main message that is taken from the book of Zachariah is that during times when the future is uncertain turning to God and asking for forgiveness is the most honest way to regain blessings.
This is what Moses is talking to the people of Israel about in this passage, not about the war or military matters they were about to face with the Canaanites, but about their duty to God. Now that they were to enter new and more pleasant territory, Moses repeats the Law to them as a sign of good things to come.
Abraham’s desire for God’s approval and blessings compel him toward grave actions without the concrete command from God. Abraham merely implies God’s intentions from the limited conversations held between Abraham, God, and the angel. The unspoken dialogue between the characters put emphasis on the implicit ideas of the covenant that Abraham must follow. Abraham sees that he must fully envelop himself in the belief and trust in God. The absence of major dialogue creates the implications of the covenant that are not spoken but are natural to Abraham.
Exodus is concerned with the relationship aspect of the Patriarchal promises. Sometimes this relationship is expressed in various ways such as a blessing or guidance. By saying "I am the God of your father — the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob", He showed that he is faithful. He is faithful to His promises, such as God promised to give the Jews the land. When Moses turns to God's promises, he is in essence saying, “God we are not worthy of your blessings, we are here because of you, and we depend on you.” God acted as a parent towards a child.