Moses is going about his life in Horeb which is thought by many to be Mount Sinai. Forty years have passed since he ran away from Egypt after killing an Egyptian taskmaster. The Hebrew people had rejected him as their deliverer and basically said, “Who do you think you are?” After being raised in the household of Pharaoh, Moses had some pride that needed to be dealt with. He had jumped the gun to “save” his people. He needed to be honed and refined by God before he was ready to move into his calling. He also needed to wait on the Lord. What better place to learn these things than in the barren wilderness.