Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27th: Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Bible In a Year PassageExodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21

Moses ended up being one of the great(est) men of faith this world has ever seen, but he sure didn't start out that way.

In today's passage he saw God perform outright miracles.  I know God can and does still do some miracles today, but, particularly here in Canada, the miracles are much slower working.  For example - I totally believe God miraculously healed our nephew several years ago, but God didn't heal him in the miraculous way He did miracles in the Bible.  If that was the case, our nephew would have gone from coma to running in an instant.  That didn't happen.  It was a slow process, but it was still miraculous and against everything the doctors predicted.

But Moses personally saw instant, amazing miracles.  He saw his staff instantly turn into a snake, and then back into a staff.  He saw his very own hand go from healthy to leprous and back to healthy again (he must've been sweating before it went back to normal!). 

And AFTER seeing all that, he still had the audacity to ask God to send someone else!

I would think, after seeing all that, he would've agreed to whatever God asked him to do, if only to make sure his hand stayed healthy! 

The question is - are we any better?

No, we haven't seen such miraculous displays.  And no, God isn't asking us to do anything as outlandish as confronting Pharaoh and leading the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land.

But when He nudges us to share the gospel with the woman at the coffee shop, do we say yes or do we ask God to send someone else?

As we'll continue to read in Exodus, Moses doesn't stay the same stammering, coward he appears to be today.  God wasn't finished with him.

And thankfully, God's not finished with us yet either.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Exodus 5:22-7:25, Matthew 18:21-19:12, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23

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