RELUCTANT MOSES

FEBRUARY17|WEDNESDAY
BIBLE READING|EXODUS 3: 9-14

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

12 So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

After God had informed Moses of the mission He had for him, God gave him the liberty to respond the way he wanted.
Moses engaged in a protracted dialogue with God expressing his reluctance to take up the task. Moses thought he was not worthy of the honour.
How many of us still give excuses for not doing the things God wants us to do? Why was Moses reluctant in taking up the assignment?
He had a feeling of unworthiness and incapability – he considered himself unqualified to go before Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt.
Many today fear the devil and so refuse to heed Christ’s commission for the church to go to the lost world – Matthew 16:15.

Moses also expressed his reluctance in saying he had no authority. In vs. 13, he asked, “What is your name, what shall I say unto them if the powers of Egypt should ask?”
Many people also don’t know the authority that asks them to go and make disciples of all nations. Some will not witness because they say they don’t know what to preach to the world.
Christians’ authority to witness and effect deliverance of people in the world is derived from God – Luke 9:1-2

Moses even suggested to God to send someone else (Exodus 4:13), but God did not give up on him. May we not ask for a replacement when God has chosen us to showcase His power and glory.

PRAYER: Father Lord, may no one take my position for every divine task you have assigned to me in your kingdom.

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