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. Exodus 3:10
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 and/or work?
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.