The memory of the righteous is blessed… Prov 10:7 Continue reading
“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”” Exodus 3:2-3 Continue reading
“Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.” Deuteronomy 34:7 Continue reading
“And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand),”Exodus 4:3-4
I’m at church camp today where our lessons this week will be on the life of Moses. So this morning I decided to do a refresher by reading about him.
I didn’t get very far before a thought struck me.
When Moses met God at the burning bush, he was unsure about his ability to really do anything for God.
God had him throw down his staff. It became a snake.
Moses jumped back!
That’s probably not unusual. Most everybody would jump back. I know a few that would have ran away, never to be seen the rest of the day.
I remember finding a snake while geocaching near a zoo. I jumped back quickly because a snake and zoo translated in my mind as exotic and venomous.
It was just a baby kingsnake.
So no one can blame Moses for jumping back.
But look what happened next.
God told him to GRAB IT BY THE TAIL!
I know what your thinking.
Moses did! He had just met the Lord God and was willing to take a step of faith.
Are you willing to face your worst fear today and grab it by the tail?
Remember it is written, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20 Continue reading
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Matt 24:11 Continue reading
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:37-40 Continue reading