Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I am pondering a sermon series on the life of Moses. The thought was prompted by Stephen's sermon in Acts 7. In particular this portion grabbed my attention recently:
20"At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for in his father’s house. 21When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action." Now compare the last phrase with Moses' own description of himself some forty years later.
In Exodus 4:10 Moses says, "Moses said to the LORD, "O 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." Now we know that Stephen was speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. What caused Moses to lose all his confidence? The Moses we meet at the burning bush shows very little similarity with the Moses Stephen preaches about. What a contrast! But God knew that He had created Moses and had orchestrated Moses' life. Moses was no ordinary child. He would become a prophet, a leader, an intercessor, a miracle worker and a man who would talk with God.
I will maybe share more as I develop these thoughts. I had read Acts many many times but this time this verse really stuck out at me. God still speaks through His Word!