Exodus 4:10-14

But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well.Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Look at that first hi-lighted sentence. Is it an early form of "Say the Sinner's Prayer, and I'll meet you at the pearly gates?" Or, I'll acknowledge you as Lord, but don't ask me to participate in the work that needs to be done.

Did Moses realize Who's anger he had kindled? Was his fright a skin-deep emotion rather than a life-transforming event? Did he understand that the blessing of being the LORD's spokesperson had just be given to his brother? Do I need to examine my walk before the LORD, God, the Almighty using the same criteria?

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 16

Mid-day: 119:129-136

Evening: Psalm 91

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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