FROM THE PULPIT: Even Moses made excuses to God

Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 02:00 PM.

Then, the voice in the bush identified itself as being God. And God said, “I have heard the cry of my people down in Egypt and they are being treated poorly. I want you to be my voice in Egypt. Go there and tell Pharaoh to let my people go.”

Well, Moses had all kinds of excuses. He said, “Now look. You know and I know that no one is going to listen to me because I don’t have any authority. You heard how those Hebrews treated me when they saw I killed somebody. How can I convince them to come with me so I can be their leader?” 

God said, “Don’t worry about that. I will give you all the authority you will need.”

Moses said, “Yeah, right. How are they going to believe that I was sent by you? What’s your name?”

God said “I AM.”

Moses said, “Is that supposed to get people to follow me? By saying ‘I AM sent me?’” 

God said, “I am who I am, and on that alone I give you the authority you need to do what must be done.” 

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