Musing on Moses Part 4 Let Somebody/Anybody Else Do It!

So God has been eliminating Moses’ excuses as fast as Moses can come up with them!

Who am I that I should go?  Doesn’t matter who you are, what matters is that God goes with you.

I’m not an eloquent speaker.  Doesn’t matter how well you speak, I will teach you what to say.

Nobody’s going to listen.  What’s in your hand?  I will use you and receive the glory and honor.

Moses still does not seem to be convinced.  He says, “…O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.”  Exodus 4:13.  Let somebody else do it!  How many times is that our attitude when we see a need or feel a burden for a ministry?

Up till now God has been very patient with Moses.  Now God gets a little irritated with Moses and his endless excuses, but God does not give up on him!  God tells Moses that his brother Aaron is on the way to meet him and that Aaron will help Moses communicate God’s message.  Once again God promises, “…I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will TEACH you what ye shall do.”  Exodus 4:15

This really seems to encourage Moses, and he offers no more excuses for the moment. He is finally moved to action and prepares to travel to Egypt. Just having his brother Aaron by his side gives Moses the courage to return to the place where he is wanted for murder and face the most powerful ruler in the land.

It’s interesting to note that even though God promises that Aaron can do all the talking, we don’t really see that happen.  Moses speaks to the children of Israel.  Moses confronts Pharoah over and over.  Having a partner in ministry gave Moses the strength he needed to get the job done.

Maybe we will never be a Moses, but can’t we all be an Aaron?  We can encourage our leaders in ministry simply by showing up and being supporting.

Somebody/Anybody/Everybody can do that!



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