God Qualifies the Called

God Qualifies the Called

“Moses said to the Lord, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’ ” – Exodus 4:10 Since Moses had established a nice comfortable routine in Midian, the last thing he wanted to do was leave what was familiar. But why? I believe the answer to this question can be summed up in a single word: inadequacy. Since he was living as a fugitive and likely still wrought with guilt over the man he killed before he fled, Moses did not feel equipped or worthy to carry out the Lord’s call. This is why he offered excuses. First, he drew upon his unworthiness by trying to convince God that the people would not believe that his purpose was divinely appointed. In response to this, Yahweh performed a series of miracles

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God Qualifies the Called

“Moses said to the Lord, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’” – Exodus 4:10 Yesterday, we learned that Moses was not too keen on the fact that God was calling him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Since he had established a nice comfortable routine in Midian, the last thing he wanted to do was leave what was familiar. But why? I believe the answer to this question can be summed up in a single word: inadequacy.  Since he was living as a fugitive and likely still wrought with guilt over murdering the Egyptian before he fled, Moses did not feel equipped or worthy to carry out the Lord’s call. This is why he offered excuses. First, he drew upon his unworthiness and tried to convince God

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