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Friday, September 16, 2016

Inspired by . . . Moses, man of God

How would you respond if God said He was going to annihilate the entire human race and start over with you?

When we look around at the world today it's tempting, isn't it? We may not necessarily have ourselves in mind. Personally, I'd pick someone far more righteous than I. And, I believe, so would God.

But what if He did pick you? What would you say?
I know how stubborn these people are. Now, don't try to stop me. I am angry with them, and I am going to destroy them. Then I will make you and your descendants into a great nation." (Exo 32:9-10)
Few of even the most righteous among us would respond as Moses did. After the way the people had treated Moses you would have thought he would have been happy to be rid of them. But no, instead Moses pleaded with God to deliver them.

But Moses pleaded with the LORD his God and said, " LORD, why should You be so angry with Your people, whom You rescued from Egypt with great might and power? Why should the Egyptians be able to say that You led your people out of Egypt, planning to kill them in the mountains and destroy them completely? Stop being angry; change Your mind and do not bring this disaster on Your people. (Exo 32:11-12)

You'll note that Moses didn't defend the people or their sin. Instead, he appealed to God, His character and mighty power.

Since Jesus has paid the price for our sin and made a way for us to access our heavenly Father, none of us will be getting the same offer that Moses did. But we can still learn from his response.

Moses didn't try to keep God all to himself. He shared freely of all the blessings and wisdom that God gave him. He shared will all people, not just his family or the people he liked or who treated him kindly.

He didn't give up on people either, even when they turned against him. When God struck Miriam, Mose's sister, with leprosy after she spoke out against him, Moses prayed to God to heal her.

It's easy for us to stay in groups who look, talk and believe the way that we do. It's easy to write off people who don't look like us or believe like us. This life is our one opportunity. And theirs.

As believers, we've been given an indescribable gift.  With that gift comes a responsibility. 
"You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. (Mat 5:14-16)
I encourage you today to let your light shine! 

If necessary, use words.


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Thought Provoking Thursday, Grace & Truth,
Inspire Me Monday, RaRa Link Up, Intentional Tuesday,
#WordswithWinter, Titus 2 Tuesday, Thoughtful Thursdays,
Encourage Me Monday, Wholehearted Wednesday,
Women with Intention Wednesdays, Word Filled Wednesday,
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