Verse of the Day


"Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind. ? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you.”"

~Exodus 4:10-14


Today's Devotional Thought

February 26, 2010 by Wendy Foreman



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Do You Need an Aaron?

How many of us feel like Moses? We feel like God is calling us into something that we are not qualified to do. In this particular passage of scripture, God is calling Moses to go back to Egypt and ask Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Moses knows that this is not going to be an easy task. We find him in these verses basically pleading with the Lord to find someone else more qualified. Maybe someone who is more eloquent in their speech and perhaps more intelligent and able to possibly persuade Pharaoh. We can see that God is not happy with the response that He gets from Moses, but he does decide to get Aaron to help Moses out.

I have often wondered why God added Aaron into this mission. I have come to the conclusion that Moses needed a confidence booster. Perhaps God thought that Aaron could encourage Moses to believe in himself and to eventually come to the realization that God could use him.

I once had someone tell me that God doesn’t call the equipped He equips the called. That statement has stuck with me. God tells Moses “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?”

As I read those words the Lord spoke, I feel sad because I think that we all do allow our “weaknesses” to hold us back from doing the very things that the Lord is calling us to do. God told Moses that he would give him the words to speak. Listen friends, if God is calling us to do something, don’t you think that he is more then able to help us in the areas that we feel we are weak in, in order for us to fulfill that call? Who better to help us with that then Lord himself? We must learn to trust the Lord and to really lean on Him to provide the words, strength, courage and ability to do whatever He is calling us to do.

Now, that being said, let me talk a bit about Aaron helping Moses. Moses’ feelings of inadequacy were so strong that he didn’t even trust God to help him overcome them. As sad as that is, I am glad that God still wanted Moses to be a leader and that He saw the potential in him and provided for him someone like Aaron. Many of us have weak areas in our lives and we are very aware of them and struggle with them on a daily basis. God knows them as well, but God sees inside of us the potential to do great things for Him. I BELIEVE with all my heart that God gives us Aarons in our lives to encourage us and to help us believe in ourselves and in the call that God has placed on our lives. I am very thankful for my Aaron.

Some of us are intimidated by the things that the Lord asks us to do, but we quickly come to the conclusion that God is our strength and we then go forward and do the mission that He has asked us to do. Others of us struggle so much with our inadequacies that we have a hard time imagining being able to do anything great in this life. God loves us so much and wants to see us all succeed and grow in Him and that is why I believe He brings to us the Aarons. I hope that you are encouraged today by these words. Bottom line, friends, is that God loves you and He is calling all of us to do something for Him. It could be big or it could be small. He will equip us whether it is with an Aaron to encourage us and help us or by giving us the courage we need to move forward and do great things for Him.


Memorize this verse today:

"Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind. ? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you.”"
~Exodus 4:10-14



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