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Day #5: Not-A-Question #5 – “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Passage: Exodus 4:13-20
13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

14 Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

18 Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive.”
Jethro said, “Go, and I wish you well.”

19 Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.

Reflect:
Here’s a good example of how we ought not to respond to the Lord. Yet we see that after Moses said this to the Lord, somehow he was still alive and living.  This is a testimony not to the power of Moses’ sinful ways, but a powerful testimony to the grace of God and His ability to accomplish His ways no matter how difficult His called people can be.  Like Moses, we too have moments when God actually accommodates us when we are unable to fully trust and yield because our stubbornness and fear seem greater than Him. As we read about how God accommodated Moses by giving him Aaron, it seems absurd but this is how gracious God is and how much He is resolved to see this calling and ‘now what’ life realized in us. The calling God gives to us is so much greater than us, thankfully even we cannot thwart God!

Respond:
God is resolved and He preserves us because we are His called. No matter how many excuses we have given in the past, God’s grace is more powerful and steadfast.  We can make it hard, but God has called, and He makes it happen.  Let’s be transformed and realigned by God’s grace once again - even now, we don’t have to continue making it difficult. By God’s preserving grace, we can live this “now what” life day by day. Will we live out our calling positively, obeying and trusting the Lord? May our hearts be ever so humble and available…“Yes Lord, send me, I will follow.” With this heart, let’s give ourselves in prayer for God’s purposes. Receive God’s heart for our communities and campuses and pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be accomplished through us.

Day #4: Inquiring Question #4 – “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent…”

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Day #3: Question #3 – “What if they don’t believe me or listen?”

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Day #2: Question #2 – “Suppose I go and they ask me who You are…”

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Moses

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Day #1: Question #1 – “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?”

Monday, August 8th, 2011