Bible Reading: Exodus 4:1-17
Memory verse: Hebrews 11:27, “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.”
Moses had been in exile for 40 years after killing an Egyptian. He killed the Egyptian because he was angry with how the Israelites were being treated by their task masters. That singular act delayed the plan of God by 30 years. In Genesis, God had told Abraham that the children of Israel will be in Egypt for 400 years, but it ended up being 430. Although Moses spent 40 years in the desert, he was still trusting God to fulfill His word to deliver Israel.
In Exodus 3:4, until he took a step towards the bush, God didn’t speak. This shows us that God will reveal and speak to those searching for Him. Moses was not too busy or afraid to find out what God was trying to do. He knew he needed to trust God fully to fulfill the work ahead. By picking up the snake by the tail, he was exhibiting faith because trying to pick up a snake by the tail is the easiest way to get bitten. Like Esther, Moses was saying, “If I perish, I perish”.
In conclusion, God’s plan is not for us to fulfill purpose by our strength, but when we are willing to die in Him for it, then shall we start to live.