Please Send Someone Else
Title: Please Send Someone Else
Reading for January 19: Exodus 4-6
"Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak." But he said, "Oh, my Lord, please send someone else."
Can anyone relate?
Moses didn't think he was qualified for the task the Lord gave him. "I am not eloquent," he said. But this was an excuse. Moses' problem was he was looking to self, not to God.
In the end, Moses was able to speak both eloquently and boldly for the Lord. He stood before Pharaoh and before the people to speak God's message to them with courage and conviction (even when his life was threatened - Ex 10:28; Num 14:10). God knew exactly what he was doing when he chose Moses for this job.
We have been told to "go" just like Moses. Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations... teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Mt. 28:19-20)
Are you going? If not, why not? Do you wish God would send someone else? Do you see yourself as unqualified?
What if God really expects YOU to go and tell others about Jesus? (And he does.)
What if the same God who promised to be with Moses has also promised to be with you? (And he has.)
What did Jesus say after he said to "Go make disciples?" He said, "And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Mt 28:20)
Father, you have told us to go and disciple all the nations. We commit ourselves to faithfully fulfill this commission as we go one by one and share the message of your Son.