September 6, 2019

I Am Sending You to Bring My People the Israelites out of Egypt

Exodus Chapters 3–4


This is when Moses, who was tending a flock of sheep, came to Mount Horeb. Moses sees a bush that does not burn even on fire and approaches it. Then God speaks,

“I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I have indeed seen the misery of My people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey, Canaan. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

Moses replies to God without knowing what to do,

“Who am I that I should lead the people of Israel?”

“Certainly I will be with you. I will stretch out My hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, the king of Egypt will let you go.”

As the evidence that God is with Moses, God shows miracles of turning the staff of Moses into a snake and of causing leprosy on Moses’ hand and making it disappear. Still, Moses only makes excuses:

“I am slow of speech and tongue. Please send someone else to do it.”

“Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? I will be with you and teach you what to say. Your brother Aaron will speak for you. So now take this staff and go.”

Finally, Moses sets forth. It is the beginning of the Exodus.

Moses was firm in faith. If it was God’s word, he raised his staff and stretched out his hand over the Red Sea without any doubt. However, even Moses was weak in faith at first. He only thought about getting away from God’s strict command.

When he fully fathomed God’s will, however, he acted differently. Although Pharaoh was stubborn and high-handed and people distrusted him, Moses relied on God and followed His words absolutely. God fulfilled numerous works of the Bible through Moses who obeyed God’s words.

Even if you are inexperienced and weak, you do not need to worry or step back when you have been called by God to be a gospel worker. God is with us and teaches us and fills our lacking parts.

But if you still do not have courage, try to fathom God’s will. To those who have fully realized how anxiously God wishes for the salvation of mankind, God gives faith and the power of the Holy Spirit, and through them He accomplishes the work of saving seven billion people.