Think about this: the Lord took a confident world chief and diminished his opinion of himself till he possessed no confidence. And it was on this frame of mind that God determined to make use of him. Moses was now certified to guide
“However God has chosen the silly issues of the world to place to disgrace the clever, and God has chosen the weak issues of the world to place to disgrace the issues that are mighty; and the]base issues of the world and the issues that are despised God has chosen, and the issues which aren’t, to deliver to nothing the issues which might be, that no flesh ought to glory in His presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29
In response to the Scriptures, Moses was “educated in all the educational of the Egyptians.” Certainly, as a prince in Egypt, Moses had grown to be a “man of energy in phrases and deeds” (Acts 7:22). Thus, it’s onerous to equate this eloquent and cultured man with the stammering shepherd who, at eighty years previous, was overwhelmed together with his inadequacies, a lot in order that he pleaded with God to decide on another person.
Think about: the Lord took a confident world chief and diminished his opinion of himself till he possessed no confidence. And it was on this frame of mind that God determined to make use of him. Having been completely satisfied of his unfitness for management, Moses was now certified to guide.
Remarkably, the Lord would in the end reveal Himself to Moses (and all Israel as nicely) as Jehovah-Rapha: “I’m the Lord that healeth thee.” Sure, God is our healer, but there are occasions when God’s arms wound earlier than they heal. Certainly, He should cripple our self-confidence earlier than we actually turn out to be God-confident. He breaks and drains us of pleasure in order that we who have been as soon as filled with self would possibly as an alternative be crammed with God.
The Lord referred to as Moses to return to Egypt as His spokesman. In response Moses pleaded, “Please, Lord, I’ve by no means been eloquent, neither not too long ago nor in time previous, nor since You might have spoken to Your servant; for I’m sluggish of speech and sluggish of tongue” (Exodus 4:10).
By no means been eloquent? What about Egypt? “Moses the Eloquent” has turn out to be “Moses the Stammerer.” The identification of a complicated chief, a prince who knew the very best tiers of Egyptian tradition, now not capabilities in Moses. God has so humbled His servant that he can not even bear in mind his days of highly effective phrases and mighty deeds. Moses has just one reminiscence of Egypt: failure.
For Moses, the very point out of the phrase Egypt floods his thoughts with weak spot; Moses fears returning to the place of his humiliation, particularly as a pacesetter. But God has not referred to as him to be a pacesetter, however a servant. And to be a servant, one needn’t be eloquent, however obedient.
The very fact is, the Lord intentionally seeks those that know their flaws. Paul testifies that “God has chosen the weak issues of the world to disgrace the issues that are sturdy . . . the issues that aren’t, in order that He would possibly nullify the issues which might be, in order that no man could boast earlier than God” (1 Corinthians. 1:27-29).
Due to this fact, allow us to not excuse ourselves from God’s calling due to our weaknesses.
You see, earlier than the Almighty, we every are nothing, and we will do nothing of lasting worth other than Him. It’s in our lowliness that God’s glory rises to its biggest heights.
Maybe your final place of service to the Lord appeared to be an entire failure. But it’s potential that the Lord has merely been making you completely weak in order that He would possibly manifest Himself completely sturdy inside you.
By Francis Frangipane
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