Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Saturday, 26 January 19:
Exodus 4:12-14 – “’Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.’ But he said, ‘Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.’ Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, ‘Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well.’”
God said to Abraham, “Go.” Go where? “To a place that I will show you.” Now God says to Moses, “Go, and I…. will teach you….” God’s way is to take us out of our comfort zone, to call us for assignments we can’t do without Him, assignments we don’t see as possible, and He doesn’t lay the plan out for us, tell us what is going to happen next or remove obstacles, challenges, or adversaries along the way. He takes His people on a journey of faith and expects us to trust Him so that we and everyone else can see who He is and how great He is, not so people can see how great we are. When God gives us an impossible that “would take a miracle” to accomplish, we might be tempted to say, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” But don’t anger the Lord this way.
Moses was given a great assignment from God He simply didn’t want to accept, so God allowed Moses to include Aaron. Aaron remained a thorn in Moses’ side throughout Moses’ ministry. Aaron led great rebellion against God, and caused the needless death of many (the Golden Calf). Had Moses simply walked in faith, Aaron would have never entered the picture. As you continue to read about Moses and Aaron, think about what could have been different without Aaron in the picture. How are you limiting yourself due to a lack of faith and an unwillingness to trust God enough to do what He told you to do, even though it doesn’t seem to make sense to you?
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 26 Jan 19: Consider what you know God has told you to do but you have put off with due to various excuses. Now, pray, trust, and obey.