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When Moses was born, the ruler of Egypt, Pharaoh, had ordered the killing of all male newborns who were Israelites. Moses’ mother was forced to hide her son in the river, and, luckily, Pharaoh’s daughter found him and brought him up. However, Moses had to flee Egypt after he killed an Egyptian whom he saw beating up an Israelite (Sandidge 41). With faith that God will protect him, Moses fled to Midian, and that is where God started using Moses. David, on the other hand, was the eighth son of a poor farmer. As the youngest son, David’s role was to herd his father’s sheep. One day, a prophet came to David’s house and anointed David as the chosen by God. David returned to his shepherding role. At this time, the Philistines and Israelites were still at war, and David’s brothers had joined the army of Israel. The army was trying to find someone to fight the Philistine warrior, a nine-foot tall giant named Goliath. This was the beginning of David’s spiritual journey and walk with God.
When Moses was in the desert at Midian, Israelites continued to experience anguish under the Egyptians. God had listened to their cries and chose Moses to be the one to unfetter them. God revealed himself to Moses in the form of a burning bush. God asked Moses to take away his shoes prior to stepping on the bush, as that was a sanctified place. This was a test of faith for Moses. He could have ignored the bush and the voice, but he chose to conform to the order. This demonstrates that Moses had faith in God and was willing to comply with His instructions. Likewise, as mentioned earlier, David had been anointed as the potential king of Israel at a very tender age, but he did not question God’s decision. This shows that David had confidence in the plans that God had for his future. Both Moses and David had complete faith and trust in God.
At the burning bush, Moses is commissioned by God to save the Israelites from the Egyptians. Moses is sent to the pharaoh to notify ...