Steve’s Stuff Familiar Excuses Aren’t They Exodus 3:1-4:17 2 of 2

Steve’s Stuff Familiar Excuses Aren’t They Exodus 3:1-4:17 2 of 2

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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.                       Benjamin Franklin

Last week we noted the first two excuses of Moses. He made these two to God when told to go to Egypt to free the Hebrew people from cruel bondage. Moses excuses are not that unfamiliar to use though. Often we have found reasons to not start and or finish a task. We, like Moses, need to consider at least two deciding factors in our service of God.

The first of these factors is God knows everything about us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. If God has chosen us He knows we are able. One of many examples is the lowly men Jesus called to change the world. In only three years they had gone from simple people living simple lives to Apostles of Jesus upholding the Lord in Jerusalem, Judea, Samara and throughout the world. Acts 4:13

The second factor Moses is in need of remembrance is from the beginning of his life up to and including that day God had been with him. Amram & Jochebed brought him into the world trusting God would care for him and God did. Protected 3 months, saved from the Nile, raised in Pharaohs court, cared from by his mother, protected defending a Hebrew, brought to Midian and prospered there.

Yes God had been with Moses all the days of his life and now he is told and reminded, “Certainly I will be with thee. Acts 4:13

So when God has commissioned us to a task he has chosen us for, let us be reminded, God knows what He is doing and who he has chosen. God has been with us our entire life and will certainly be with us beyond the end of it.

Are we good for God or good for nothing?