Today I listened in on an argument between God and Moses. It went something like this (see Exodus 3-4). God’s parts are in all caps. Note the first person pronouns used by both speakers.
I HAVE SEEN THE MISERY OF MY PEOPLE…SO I HAVE COME DOWN TO RESCUE THEM. NOW GO! I’M SENDING YOU TO PHARAOH.
But who am I to go to Pharaoh?
I WILL BE WITH YOU.
But who shall I tell the Israelites is sending me?
I AM WHO I AM
But what if they don’t believe me?
I AM GIVING YOU MIRACLES TO CONVINCE THEM.
But I can’t speak well.
I MADE YOUR MOUTH AND WILL HELP YOU SPEAK.
Please send someone else!
(Angrily) I’LL SEND YOUR BROTHER WITH YOU AND WILL HELP YOU BOTH.
Two thoughts come to mind:
1. When God has a job to do, he equips and sends a person to do it. Where else in the Bible does this happen?
2. What does He have for me to do today? If it’s an “impossible” job, how am I responding?
3. Am I focusing on my inadequacies (note Moses’ personal pronouns) or on God’s power (notice the God’s personal pronouns)?