Monday, February 21, 2011

Mon., 2/21/11 Devotion (Ex. 4:13)

Today's encouragement comes from Exodus 4:13, where we read these words:

"But [Moses] said, 'O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.' "

Have you ever noticed that the best leaders--of the church or the state--are reluctant ones? Moses didn't want the job. He did every-
thing in his power to try to convince God to send someone else, rather than him. Moses preferred to feed sheep in Midian, over leading God's lambs through seas and wildernesses.

But some jobs just have to be done; and they have to be performed by those whom God calls. He doesn't call the ones who are anxious to lord their authority over others; but God does call those whom He Himself has prepared for the tasks. What about you and me, today? Would the Lord have us do something for His church and His world?

[Puritan quote of the day: "God takes pleasure in those that stick close to Him." --John Owen, in, "Communion with God"]