The Lord Calls Moses
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou
mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Read Exodus 3:1-14
After fleeing from the land of Egypt, Moses ended up in Midian. He got married
and received a son during his time there. He shepherded his father-in-law
Jethro’s flock. After forty years, the Lord revealed Himself to Moses; He
told him He would use Moses to free His people from the land of Egypt. The
Lord heard the cry His people raised because of the cruel treatment they
suffered at the hands of the Egyptians.
All the years that Moses lived and laboured in the wilderness were preparatory
for the great task he was now being commissioned to carry out. He
was called to lead and guide the people of God to the Promised Land. This
does not mean that every Christian is given a special task to fulfill in terms of
political service or servant-leadership in the church, but it is the Lord’s prerogative
to be intimately involved in the choices you make regarding your
education and career. In other words, should you accept a job or a vocation
that makes demands contrary to God’s commands? We need to consider His
will in our daily work. It means that sacrifices will have to be made.
How blessed you are when the desire of your heart is to labour in God’s
Kingdom. Take these matters to the Lord in prayer, and He will make His
will known to you, for He has promised that He is willing to direct your path.
Thought: What choices are you confronted with concerning your education
Psalter 328: 1,2 (based on Psalm 119)
Thou art my portion, Lord; Thy words I ever heed;
With all my heart Thy grace I seek,Thy promises I plead.
I thought upon my ways, Thy testimonies learned;
With earnest haste, and waiting not, To Thy commands I turned.