Quirks, Queries and Commentary—Exodus 4:1-5
At the burning bush, in answer to Moses’ concern that he wouldn’t be believed that God sent him, God had him throw his staff to the ground and it became a snake. I’ve always thought of that snake as rather tame and harmless but Moses ran from it—Moses who had just spent forty years in the wilderness caring for sheep. Surely he had met things far worse than a snake, yet he ran from this one. However, despite being so afraid of the creature that he ran from it, when God told him to actually pick it up by the tail, he did! That is faith and trust!