Saturday, November 28, 2009

Moses' Mouth

Exodus 4:10-12
Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

“Lord, thank You for these recorded words of yet another encounter between You and Moses. Thank You for your ever-amazing patience with him, and I pray that we all are able to take lessons from both what he says and what Your responses are. I pray all this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

So we’re back to Moses. In the past two installments of our exciting Adventures with Moses series, we looked at how God gives us tools to worship and serve Him and just the overall ‘I’m not important enough to talk to Pharaoh’. Today, we’re looking at his supposed inability to speak.

He didn’t think he had it in him to do what God wanted him to do. ‘I’m not good enough to do this, God.’ were his words. What was God’s answer to his insecurities?

‘Who made man’s mouth? Who makes everyone and everything? Isn’t it Me? I’ll be with you! Go ahead!’.

God was going to be with Moses no matter what, and Moses was going to Pharaoh, and he was leading the people out of Egypt, no matter what. God knows us better than we know ourselves, and He knows what we're thinking about what He calls us to do. So yes, He can and will help us to do what He calls us to do. As we go further into what he wants us to do, He will give us strength/wisdom/talent/whatever to complete the tasks he has set before us.

In His Service,

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