Chosen by God!
Moses (to God): 11 "Who am I to confront Pharaoh and lead Israel’s children out of Egypt?"
Eternal One: 12 "Do not fear, Moses. I will be with you every step of the way, and this will be the sign to you that I am the One who has sent you: after you have led them out of Egypt, you will return to this mountain and worship God."
Moses: 13 "Let’s say I go to the people of Israel and tell them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to rescue you,” and then they reply, “What is His name?” What should I tell them then?"
Eternal One: 14 "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you should tell the people of Israel: “I AM has sent me to rescue you.” (Exodus 3:11-14 The Voice)
Moses questions God while seeing himself as incapable of confronting Pharaoh. God calms his fears and promises that He will be with Him every step of the way. He won’t be alone. Then God promises a time of worship. After hearing this Moses combats his next fear, the people, what they will say and how he should respond. God tells Moses clearly just Who He is and what He is going to do for the people of Israel through Moses.
God is revealed as ʼĕlôhîym the Supreme God, exceeding, great.
In Moses’ conversation with God we see Moses’ fears; fear of inadequacy, acceptance, how to answer questions. He immediately focused on what he could not do and why he could not do it. In that same conversation we see God address each fear and encourage Him by promising that he would not do this alone because He was with him. He made it plain, that not only was He with Him but He would be with Him every step of the way. Then He makes a promise that he will worship at this destination. (Note worship in this context, in the original Hebrew is ʻâbad which means to serve; labour, bring to pass; execute; cause to; make to; service; worshipper.)
Moses’ question, “What is His name, while asked to have an answer for the people, makes me think Moses wanted to know God personally.
God’s answer, I AM WHO I AM is comforting because He is more than we can understand and all that we need.
I took a closer look at the meaning of Moses’ name and its interesting -Môsheh; drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver:—Moses.
Isn’t that exactly what God did for Moses? He drew out of him what was always in him – leadership and later we’ll learn a very intimate relationship with God. God did the very things for him that he would use him to do for Israel, he drew him out, rescued him, made him His spokesman, and gave him the law. God chose Israel, drew them out to be His people, rescuing them from bondage and gave them His laws.
And God wants to do these same things for us! He chosen us securing our heritage as His children through the blood of Jesus. He draws us out and rescues us from sin, through the blood of Jesus. He’s given us His grace, mercy and love, seeing us as righteous through the blood of Jesus. He’s equipped us to live this life as His child, victoriously through the blood of Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. When God calls us His own, gives us an assignment, He equips us to be who we truly are, in Him, and do what He’s called us to do.
When we remember Who He revealed Himself to be – I AM WHO I AM, it’s a reminder that His I AM is whatever we need.
Lord thank You that you chose to use me in spite of my questions and my fears. Thank You for seeing more in me than I see in myself. Thank You for reminding me that I can do anything You tell me to do because I don’t do it alone, or in my own strength. Just knowing that You are with me every step of the way empowers me to step out of my comfort zone and do whatever You call me to do. And thank You for rescuing me. I treasure Your gift of salvation through the shed blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You Abba Father, just thank You!
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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