THURSDAY March 15, 2018
Moses, a Man Called by God
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush.
The Apostle Paul took the Corinthians back to the Old Testament Scriptures to learn from Israel’s history. He told them the story of Moses, a man called by God to lead His people out of bondage in Egypt and into the Promised Land. Moses lived in the land of Egypt for 40 years, and, somehow during that time, he became aware that his brethren were Hebrew.
Then one day, he saw a Hebrew slave being mistreated, and he killed the Egyptian. But the next day, the murder was found out. Moses immediately fled; Pharaoh sought to kill him (Exodus 2:11-15). Yet, God had a plan for Moses’ life. Incredibly, it was not until Moses was 80 that God was able to use his life.
Moses went from being in a palace, to becoming a shepherd in the wilderness, taking care of dumb sheep. Moses had learned to be a somebody in Egypt for the first 40 years of his life, and in the next 40 years, he had learned to become a nobody. The Lord molded and shaped Moses’ life in the wilderness. As a shepherd, he would learn to be a loving and kind leader to God’s people. When God’s people went into Egypt, there were only 72 people; by the time they left, they had multiplied to some 3,000,000.
One day God spoke to Moses from out of a burning bush. Moses became God’s servant––to do exactly what God called him to do. Perhaps you are in a place where you are just about to be promoted, but God has something else for you. How long will it take you to align yourself with God’s perfect will? What will God use to motivate you to move?
Whenever God means to make a man great
He always breaks Him in pieces first.
~C. H. Spurgeon~
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