Day 1: Moses’s Doubt
On first glance, Moses’s life was very different than our own. He grew up away from his family in a royal household. He was provided the very best opportunities for education and training. But when difficulties came his way, Moses responded in the same way many of us would – he ran!
In his young adulthood, Moses learned that he was a Hebrew, not an Egyptian. Shortly after learning of his true heritage, he kills an Egyptian who was beating a fellow Hebrew. When Pharaoh learns of what happened, he sets out to kill Moses. This is when Moses started running.
While living out the rest of his days away from Egypt, God appears to Moses and tells him that he is being sent back to Egypt to free God’s people. How does Moses respond? He doubts God. He doubts he can fulfill God’s purpose and plan in his life. He doubts everything. In Exodus 3:11, we read:
“11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
As you read today, consider this: What does this passage about Moses tell you about reality? About humanity?
What does this passage about Moses tell you about reality? About humanity?
In what ways does this help you to identify with the story of Moses?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Leviticus 23
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, as I begin this week I want to pray specifically for three people. I pray for (_______), (_______), and (_______). I pray that You will reveal Your grace and love to them in profound ways, and I recognize that You may very well use me to reveal it to them. Which leads me to pray this: I question whether or not I’m the best person to fulfill that role in their lives. I confess that I have doubts about Your purpose and plans for my own life. I confess that sometimes my default response is to run. This week, may the only running I do be towards You and Your Word. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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