Scripture Reading: Exodus 4:1-13
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Scripture Quote: And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)
Many Christians suffer from feelings of inadequacy, although we know that God empowers His people to live according to His instruction to accomplish His purposes. Jonah tried to run away from God's Will, (Jonah 1:3), and Jerimiah told God that he was too young and couldn't speak well enough, (Jerimiah 1:6). Moses insisted that even though God had chosen him to represent God's people, he couldn’t - Moses denied God’s ability to transform him, sure he would fail to live up to the task. Can you imagine the degree of patience our Heavenly Father must have for dealing with our idiotic resistance to His decrees?
Moses actually counted his inability to articulate as a bigger problem than God could overcome. God did eventually become angry with Moses’ lack of faith, nevertheless, He still appointed Moses as His agent for accomplishing Israel's deliverance. If we insist through our free will that we are incapable, God often condescends to our humanity. There is absolutely nothing that God cannot accomplish, yet, He doesn't force us to believe that. How many miraculous uses for His glory has our own disbelief cost us?
Today’s meditation: Believe that God can and will make us adequate.
Memory Verse: Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" John 11:40 (NIV)