Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Let’s do a little review of the faith lessons we have learned from the life of Moses so that they are firmly planted in our spirits where they will grow and bring forth a harvest of righteousness. One of them is just what you may need today.
- No wrong is unforgivable by God. Moses thought he was disqualified because people rejected him for his murder of an Egyptian. But people don’t decide qualification for God’s service – God does. Colossians 1:12 says, “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”
- No weakness is too big for God. Are we so blinded by our pride that we would dare measure our inadequacies against the adequacy of God? Whatever it is that we think keeps us from being ready for the task is exactly where God will demonstrate His incredible power to make us adequate. Paul had this problem, and came to this conclusion in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10: “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
- No worries are to become barriers to serving God. Moses was insecure, and he worried that he would be able to bring about the desired outcome. Worry is a product of insecurity and the need to control the outcome. Worry hinders faith and breeds fear. God answers our insecurities with His qualifications and eliminates our worry with His Word. When our lives are secure in the unfailing arms of God and the outcomes are guaranteed to be glorifying to God, there is no barrier left to serving God.
- No work is too hard for God. God can and will change us. God can and will change others. God will accomplish all that He has purposed. Do not settle for a discounted life. You were bought with the full price of Christ’s redemption. Let the full value of His life be applied to you and let Him completely change you. Anything else is to live beneath the privilege of your inheritance.
As you consider these vital principles of faith, rejoice in the promise of God’s unfailing love as you meditate on this passage of God’s Word.
Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.