God knew that Moses was about to be tested to the very end of his faith. He dod not need a mystery. So God laid the plan out for Moses. He gave him the name, the message, how it would be received by his people, by his enemy and how the Egyptians would literally pay the Israelites to go. Wow what an adventure.
Even with all the information, Moses was scared spit less. How could this be. He was a simple shepherd, now God was asking him to lead a nation and destroy an empire—did he not see Moses was not the prime pick? In so many cases in the bible, God picks his best man for a job—even when there is no indication the world would ever pick the person.
In our lives, God stretches us far beyond what we would ever imagine. He chooses us for our faith, not our outward appearance. So even when he makes a plan clear, we are amazed and perplexed. We wonder what he is thinking, why would he pick such a person as me. He does it because he is the one that does the work. We simply need to be available and trust him to do the rest. If we will, he will do mighty works through folks like us. Trust him—it is soooo worth it!
God Bless You
Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.
21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”