Moses was chosen by God to lead the Israelites for many years. Moses did well in a lot of the things God asked him to do, but at times his faith was lacking. One instance of his lack of faith was when God first told him to go to Pharaoh and lead the people out of Egypt. “But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” (Exodus 4:10) As one would expect, God was not pleased with Moses’ response. “Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” (Exodus 4:11-12) If God spoke to you and told you to do something, how would you respond? Moses still did not respond in a positive way. “But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” (Exodus 4:13) Again God was not pleased. Verse 14 even says “the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses”, but God made other provisions. He told Moses to take his brother Aaron to speak for him. Sometimes God wants His people to step out of their comfort zone in doing His work. Moses’ response in this situation is an example to us of how not to respond.
Today’s reading: Exodus 4-6