by Dr. Charles Stanley
Saturday August 5, 2006
Four Questions for Commitment
Exodus 3: 1-15
In order to truly offer ourselves to the Lord with complete commitment, we, like Moses, must answer three key questions.
• Who is God? In Exodus 3, the Lord started the dialogue by using a burning bush to get Moses’ attention (v. 2); then He introduced Himself as the God of his forefathers. (v. 6) No less than four times in this passage did God reiterate His identity. He knew that Moses would be unable to take even the first step of faith until he knew the One with whom he was speaking. Likewise, we cannot wholly give ourselves over to God until we first come to know Him in Jesus Christ.
• Who am I? Once Moses knew who God was, his next question established a sharp contrast, as if to say, “Okay, I know who You are, but who am I?” (Exodus 3:11). Isn’t it wonderful that the Lord answered Moses’ question with a promise? In verse 12, He essentially replied, “I will tell you who you are — you are the one whom I am with.” Here, God gave Moses’ life significance based not in the man’s deeds, but in God’s own glory. Now, that’s a noteworthy life!
• Why am I here? My friend, there is only one reason why you and I are alive today: passages like Matthew 5:16, Romans 15:5-6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, and 1 Peter 2:12 make it perfectly clear that our job is to bring glory and honor to God by the way we live, the way we speak, and the way we love.
Knowing these truths deep in your heart will revolutionize your commitment to the Lord. Have you settled them in your heart and mind?
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