Exodus 4 Moses last excuse.
9 And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from [a]the river and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land.”
10 Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and [b]slow of tongue.”
11 So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
13 But he said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”14 So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 15 Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do.
Good Morning. As we continue our story on Moses’ we see Moses is given one more presentation of God’s almighty power as God turns water into blood. We see one more excuse from Moses for not wanting to lead the Jews out of Egypt, Moses claims he cannot speak eloquently! The anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses but we see that God is also patient and forgiving as God chooses Moses’ brother Aaron to do the speaking! Now why is this brief story important for us to know? I see here one of the greatest figures in all of biblical history having the same problems about being bold for God as you and I do. We might be asked to do something for Jesus that is out of our comfort zone and our answer may be something like Moses answer: WHO ME!! The fact is that God is still using ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him. That way He gets the glory! Our problem is similar to Moses’ problem in that we do not believe that God is able to use US for things that take us out of our comfort zone. How many opportunities have we passed by? Some keys to remember: God calls ordinary people, God asks us to do things beyond our abilities, God promises to be with us, God never fails! With all the difficulties and problems God led the Jews out of Egypt (Exodus 4:19,20) and He used an unwilling person to do it His name was Moses! Praise God!Love in Christ, Terry June 17, 2021