But he said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else you may send.”
So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do. So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God. And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.”
So Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.”
And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
“Lord, thank You for these words, and for the conclusion to this series about Moses’ insecurities. You remained patient with him, quieting all his doubts, until he asked You to send someone else. Help us to read this passage and gain more understanding about You and Your calling for us. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.”
So in the past few weeks, what has Moses done?
-thought he wasn’t good or powerful enough to talk to Pharaoh
-thought people wouldn’t believe him that God talked to him
-thought he wasn’t a good public speaker
God answered all of these doubts quite well, I think:
-I’ll be with you
-here’s a sign to show them
-I made your mouth
So now Moses forgets all of this and says ‘Okay. Can You send someone else, God?” (Evidently, Moses didn’t read Ephesians and didn’t know that we each have a gift and a job). So God, having spent the past few minutes away from the rest of the world to talk to this one guy, is rightfully angry to have to change His Plans for Moses. So, He adds Aaron to the mix, and keeps His plans.
Anybody else notice that God still had Moses use the rod for signs?
God will not cancel His plans. They will always be done in some shape or form. Even though they're slightly adapted, they will still get the job done. Maybe not the same way as if Moses had done it himself, but if God is with it, anything is possible.
In His Service,