Summary: 5 of 10. Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses. Answering God’s call is a significant challenge. But why? 16 challenges of/to answering God’s call. God’s call presents a challenge to...
The CHALLENGE OF GOD's CALL-V—Exodus 3:1-22
Whenever we travel to NC(where our kids live) I absolutely hate taking the interstate.
But because of that, we have to use the mapping programs on our mobile phones—& not really having ‘the big picture’ ahead of time, we are prone to take wrong turns or trust our ‘instincts’ rather than the mapping program.
I can remember one place in GA which is above Cochran...We were on GA 112 heading north—we had crossed I-10 & US 441—& the mapping program told us we were supposed to turn off to the right onto Long Branch Rd. We were in the ‘boonies’ & suddenly came upon Long Branch Rd. which bore off to the right on the outside of a curve among some trees so we passed it without realizing it until it was too late. We wrangled over whether we should turn around because to me, Long Branch looked like a cattle trail compared to 112...no traffic light or noticeable intersection, so we passed it. I thought, that can’t be the way. Well, we kept driving & trying to get our bearings, finally picking up a decent Verizon signal & discovered that taking Long Branch Rd. would have shaved somewhere around 15-20 miles off of our trek!
I faced the Challenge of listening to myself versus the truth!
All Christians deal with the realization that God’s Call presents a Challenge to our flesh! If we heed His call, then God can work in our lives. But if we trust ourselves rather than God, He is not working in our lives.
Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses.
Answering God’s call presents a significant challenge.
To What does God’s call present a challenge?
16 challenges of/to God’s call.
We have found earlier that,
God’s call presents a challenge to...
1. Our OCCUPATION(:1)
2. Our OBSERVATION(:2-3)
3. Our AVAILABILITY(:4)
4. Our APPROACH(:5)
5. Our AWE(:6)
6. Our COMPASSION(:7-9)
7—God’s call presents a challenge to...
:10—“Come now, therefore, & I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.””
Moses is God’s solution to Israel’s need for deliverance.
Moses is told that he is being sent to the most powerful man/king/“Pharaoh” of all “Egypt”(~ the time of the Shang Dynasty in China) It will be Moses’ task to rescue(“bring out”) God’s “people” from “Egypt.” Such a charge, even though intimated by God Himself, is a daunting & fear inducing burden for Moses(:11).
God calls His servant after having offered them enough evidence to bring conviction to the one He calls.
“Come”(See :11, 16, 21—“Go”)—Kly yaw-lak’—Qal Imperative—1) To go, walk, come. Strong—a primitive root; To walk (literally or figuratively); causatively--To carry(in various senses).