The Call of Moses

“Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh so that you may bring forth My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
—Exodus 3:10

In Exodus 3 and 4, we read of the call of Moses and many things are revealed here. Moses is called by God to go back into Egypt to confront Pharaoh and to bring God’s people out of bondage into the promised land. Now I think that this should be more than merely an interesting historical lesson, remembering that all of us have the very same calling resting upon us; not just Moses, not just preachers, but every Christian is called in this same fashion as was Moses. Not as dramatically in most cases, but called nonetheless.

Recall that in the Bible, Egypt represents the world—the lost and fallen world with all of its ungodliness, iniquity, and sin. Pharaoh represents Satan who is the prince of this world. God’s people, His elect, are in the world, under the cruel dominion of Satan. We are all called to go and bring out others in order that they might be delivered from the galling bondage of sin—that they might worship and serve the only true God with joy and enter into the promised land, which He has prepared, the heavenly Canaan.

So this is the calling of each one of us. As we think about Moses, let us also think about ourselves and how we are like or unlike him. Just as Moses raised questions and excuses, so do many today. But let us be faithful in order to let the captives know they can be free in Christ.

Lord, give me strength for today that I may be faithful in fulfilling Your purpose in me. Thank You for Your call on my life…