God called Moses into his service at the burning bush. Why Moses? Moses had already proven himself a failure at delivering God’s people. He was an exiled killer, living in the wilds of Midian after fleeing the court of Pharaoh. No wonder Moses asked, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh?”
Moses was unworthy. Moses was unwilling. Moses was a sinner. He didn’t deserve God’s call.
Moses was just like us. He was just like everyone God calls.
Throughout Scripture God called unworthy, flawed, sinners to do his work. Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Reuben, Judah, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon, Samson, Rahab, David, Jonah, Peter, Martha, Paul, Zacchaeus—everyone. All of them sinners. All of them unworthy.
All of them called. All of them equipped to serve. All of them made a difference in God’s kingdom.
When God called Moses, it wasn’t because Moses was great. It was because God is great.
When God calls us, it’s exactly the same. There are people who are enslaved in sin. God calls us to set them free by the cross of Christ. He doesn’t call us because we’re worthy or strong or smart or good. He calls us by grace.
Then, like Moses, he equips us. He strengthens us. He teaches us. He guides us. He grants us success.
Moses is one of the greatest men in history, but not by his own strength. He was great because of God’s power, the same power that works in and through us!
God freed his people from slavery and brought them to the Promised Land through Moses. Think about what he will do through you.
We read from the history of the ancient world, dictated word-for-word to Moses by God himself, in the book of Exodus, chapter 3.
Exodus 3:1–4 (EHV)
1Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, a priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in blazing fire from within a bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire, but the bush was not burning up. 3So he said, “I will go over and look at this amazing sight—to find out why the bush is not burning up.”
4When the Lord saw that Moses had gone over to take a look, God called to him from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!”
Moses said, “I am here.”
God bless you,
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