Hello! good people of God, welcome to another episode of our daily bible nuggets as we continue to explore the book of exodus. In today’s episode, you will learn a powerful message from the bible. The title of this episode is, always weigh your options before taking an offer.
When God obligated Moses to go unto Pharaoh and tell him to let the children of Israel go, Moses expressed no interests in accepting the duty. He objected, his first response when God gave him the instruction was, who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt? In this, God replied, I will be with you. Then Moses asked again, suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask, what is his name? what will I tell them? God answered, tell them, “I am has sent me to you.” God went further to explain his identity better, saying, say to the Israelites, the Lord, the God of your fathers- the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob has sent me to you. God told Moses all he will tell the elders of Israel and how he will say it, and at the same time assured him that the elders of Israel will listen to him.
After hearing all these, Moses was still not satisfied. In verse 1 of Exodus chapter 4, Moses replied, what if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, the Lord did not appear to you? In response to this, God performed miracles before his eyes to convince him, yet he was not satisfied.
Moses did not stop there, he wasn’t satisfied yet, he kept giving God excuses to evade the task, until God got angered. At this point, God had to make him know that, His brother Aaron is also involved in the mission.
One may say that Moses showed lack of faith in God, judging from his objecting and refusing to embark on the mission immediately.
At the other hand, we can learn a lot from Moses’ response to God’s call at mount Horeb.
The lesson is very clear, and that is, “never accept any offer without proper evaluation.” Always weigh your options before you embark on any mission.
Don’t jump to accept a business offer or a job without clearly understanding what you are going into, do not sign any document or contract without thoroughly reading the content of the document, inquire to know what is inside the parcel before you deliver it.
Always ask questions and know your stand before embarking on any serious mission. Moses may have shown some kind of stubbornness or lack of faith in God in his asking too many questions, but at the same time he taught us how to take risks.
Always take calculated risks. Once you’ve clearly done your part by taking every necessary measure to avoid failure, then leave the rest to God, he will see you through. Always remember that, it is commendable to take risks, but make sure it’s calculated risks.
May the Almighty God grant you the wisdom, understanding and knowledge to always make the right decision at any moment in time. Amen.
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May the peace of the living God Almighty, be with you forever and ever, AMEN.