“That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee” (Exodus 4:5).
Text: Exodus 4:1-9
A prominent gospel preacher once shared how God instructed him to raise an army of laymen who will be able to reach out with the gospel of Christ to their nationalities. He said God showed him that truth is parallel and that he must raise different nationalities to reach out to their compatriots with the gospel of Christ.
God wanted Moses to return to Egypt on a special assignment of mobilising the people to return to Canaan. Only a true Israelite could carry out the assignment of liberating the people from their Egyptian bondage. The preacher referred to earlier did not hesitate in carrying out the instructions that God gave him, but Moses was hesitant to go. To boost his confidence, God empowered him and demonstrated His power by turning his rod into a snake, afflicting his hand with leprosy and healing it and turning water into blood.
God needed and equipped Moses for the liberation of the Israelites. He was a Hebrew boy raised in the palace of Pharaoh. He had the best of Egyptian education but his commitment to the Hebrew course was never in doubt. But his initial foray into leadership failed woefully and Moses was no longer persuaded to rescue anybody. Now that God needed him, he was giving excuses. He eventually went and the purpose of God was fulfilled.
Has the Lord laid a divine project in your mind and you have excuses as to why you cannot do it? For your information, your education, talents and financial resources were given to you by God for a reason. He wants you to stop giving excuses and reach out to the Satan-oppressed and suffering sinners with the gospel of life. You can be a means of deliverance for some people or somebody. You have all it takes to make a difference in the lives and destiny of people.
Thought for the day
When God sends you on errand, He pays the fare.