But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
14 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 he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”
Isn’t it something how we will have these conversations with God to help Him understand that our ways are greater than His? No matter what God says, no matter how God demonstrates His sovereignty or power, Moses isn’t budging one bit. Please send someone else; I don’t want to do this. “Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses…”
Why did the Lord’s anger burn against Moses? Could it be that Moses is revealing his lack of trust and faith by his refusal to say “yes”? The old song says, “Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord! From the bottom of my heart, to the depths of my heart, my soul says Yes.”
Or perhaps, it is because the Lord has something so much better for Moses. Blessings even greater than Moses could ever think or imagine that could only be experienced through the obedience of “Yes, Lord.”
The blessing of being a living demonstration of what the Most High God can do through the mouth of one committed to God is now forfeited as the All-Knowing God moves on in His plan and instructs Moses to take his brother Aaron with him. He is on his way to see you now. I will speak to you. You are to speak to him. “He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.”
All this said, here we are again seeing God meet Moses where he is and providing him with what he needs to do the work He has called him to do. The Lord will do no less for us!
I know, we like to think this promise (Philippians 4:19) is all about us…BUT it is never ALL about us.
Our lives are to be ALL about the LORD and His glory!
“Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord!
From the bottom of my heart,
to the depths of my soul,
my heart says Yes.”
Here Am I, send me!