THE CALL OF MOSES
THE CALL OF MOSES STUDY ON THE CALL OF MOSES
STORY WITH THE CALL OF MOSES MESSAGE
We're happy you're back to share another story
with Daily Bread. Let's look in on Moses again as he talks to God about the
plans He has for sending him to bring the children of Israel out of slavery
ended last time, God had told Moses that the king of Egypt, the Pharaoh,
wouldn't let them go and would give them a very difficult time. But then,
God said he would strike Egypt with all of His wonders and when the Pharaoh
finally does let them go, the Egyptians will give the Israelites riches, and
they wouldn't leave Egypt being a poor people.
still a little apprehensive about the whole thing and he said to God, The
Israelites won't listen to me or believe me. They'll say, The Lord hasn't
appeared to you.
So the Lord
showed Moses a little sample of His wonders and said, What's that you've got
in your hand? Moses answered, A staff. God said, Throw it on the ground.
So Moses threw it down and it became a serpent, and Moses backed away from
it. Then God said, Put your hand out and pick it up by the tail. So Moses
did, and it became a staff again in his hand. Then God said, I'll show them
things that will make them believe that the Lord has appeared to you.
told Moses to put his hand into his bosom. Moses did, and when he took his
hand out it was covered with sores, white as snow, like a leper. God told
him to put it back into his bosom again, and when he took it out, it was
just like his other flesh again. God said, if they don't believe the first
sign, they'll believe the second one. And if they don't believe either one,
you'll take water from the river and pour it on dry land and it'll turn to
CALL OF MOSES LESSON WITH THE CALL OF MOSES EXPLANATION AND THE CALL
OF MOSES SUMMARY
all very overwhelming for Moses and he tried to gracefully tell God that he
didn't think he was the man for the job. He said, O my Lord, I have never
been eloquent or persuasive in speech up to this day or since you have spoken to me.
I speak slowly and my vocabulary is not quick.
Lord said, Who made man's mouth, or who makes the dumb or deaf or seeing or
blind? Haven't I, the Lord? Now go, and I'll be with your mouth, and I'll
teach you what you'll say. Moses persisted, O my Lord, dismiss me, I beg
you, and send someone else.
got the Lord upset with Moses and He said, Isn't Aaron the Levite your
brother? I know he can speak well. He's coming to visit you and when he
sees you he'll be happy in his heart. You'll put words in his mouth and
I'll be with both of you and I'll teach you what to do. He'll be your
spokesman to the people and you'll take this staff in your hand and you'll
show signs with it.
returned to his father-in-law, Jethro, and said, Let me go back to my people
in Egypt and see if they're still alive. Jethro said, Go in peace.
told Moses before he left that all the men were dead who were looking for
him. So Moses took his family and set them on a mule and with the staff of
God in his hand, he left Midian for Egypt. God told Moses that when he got
to Egypt, to be sure and do all the wonders that God gave him power to do in
front of Pharaoh. But, he warned Moses that He would harden Pharaoh's heart
and make him stubborn and he wouldn't let the people go.
God said to
Moses, And you will tell Pharaoh, this is what the Lord says to you. Israel
is my son, my firstborn. And I say to you, Let my son go so he can serve
me. If you refuse to let him go, I'll kill your son, your firstborn.
THE CALL OF MOSES INFORMATION WITH THE CALL OF MOSES MEANING
AND THE CALL OF MOSES DISCUSSION
few things to think about for a moment. We've talked about what the
firstborn son meant back in those days. Imagine how precious the people of
Israel were to God, for Him to call them His firstborn son. He didn't
specify the first generation or the third generation of Israel, He meant
Israel, as a people.
is a different Pharaoh than the one who reigned when the infant Moses was
put in the basket and placed in the river when all the sons born to the
Israelites were ordered to be killed. However, the children of Israel are
still in bondage in Egypt under the current Pharaoh. Just as all the
descendants of Israel are privileged to have the same adoption by God, in
the same way, this Pharaoh and the people of Egypt held the same dishonor of
what was done by the previous Pharaoh because of the fact that God's people
were still in slavery in Egypt.
The Lord told Aaron to go and meet Moses and when
he met him in the mount of God, he kissed him. And Moses told Aaron
everything the Lord had said and about all the signs that God told him to
show the children of Israel and Pharaoh. They went together and gathered
all of the elders of God's people together and Aaron told all the words that
the Lord said to Moses and Moses showed all the signs to them.
and when they heard that the Lord had visited them and heard their cries,
they bowed their heads and thanked God.
What a relief it must have been to Moses to see their belief. You've
got to imagine that his confidence was much stronger now and he could go in
and give Pharaoh the message that God sent with more boldness. In our
next story we'll find out what happens as Moses and Aaron do just that, so
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