To Be Continued… Continuing Past Excuses
We are all “to be continued.” Meaning, we are all a work in progress and won’t be completed until the day we meet Jesus in glory.
In third and forth chapters of Exoduswe learn about an encounter the Moses has with God. God was manifested in the form of a bush that was burning but never was consumed. God explains to Moses that He has heard the cries of Israel and is going to save them from their lives as slaves in Egypt. God wanted to use Moses to do it but Moses gives God five excuses as to why he isn’t the right man for the job.
Listen to learn about these five excuses as well as God’s response to each excuse.
‘Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”’ Exodus 3:6-10.