Weekly Devotion – Exodus 6:30

Published 8:27 am Monday, June 12, 2023

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By Mike Caton

Exodus 6:30, “But Moses said to the LORD, ‘Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?’”

Isn’t this the cry of most every Christian who feels God has called them to something? And don’t forget, God has called each and every one of us to serve him. No doubt, we all serve him in different ways, ways that are tailored to our specific talents and abilities. And remember, God made each of us and gave us those talents and abilities. Lord, I have faltering lips. Lord, I’m not that smart. Lord, I don’t know those people. Lord, I’m too busy with my family. Lord, I don’t feel comfortable doing that. And in the end, if we are honest, we are like Moses who said, Lord, just send someone else!

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But God has called us, not someone else. And maybe like Esther, we are the only one who can make the difference. Maybe God put us in that place and at that time for that very purpose. Moses has come a long way from that desert in Midian, a long way from that burning bush to give up now. And no doubt, we have come a long way as well. We might not be what we need to be, but thank the Lord we are not what we once were. But that only means we need to continue to be faithful, to continue to live to please the Lord, and to not give up.

Father, help me keep my eyes on you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Mike Caton is the preacher at Mount Olive Church of Christ in Belhaven. He volunteers at the Ponzer Fire Department and works full time with Hyde County EMS. If you would like to receive daily devotions in your inbox, email mikecaton@centurylink.net.