Scripture: So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you.” Exodus 3:10-12a NIV
Scripture: Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Exodus 4:10-12 NIV
Observation: Moses was sent by God to Pharaoh to demand that he release the nation of Israel from bondage.
Application: God sent Moses and told him that he would give him the words to speak. Moses didn’t go down easily, he didn’t go down without a fight. He gave excuse after excuse as to why he shouldn’t be the one to be sent. Still, God intended for him to go. Much like Moses, many times we are hesitant to go. We are meant to go into the world and minister to it. Yet we find every reason under the sun as to why we can’t or why someone else would be a better choice. We, like Moses, are scared to go. God reminds us that he will be with us, he will give us the strength, and he will give us the words–we have but to go.
Prayer: Father, give us the courage to go into the world as you desire. When we are weak, make us strong. When we are mute, give us the words. Amen