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Good Morning.

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11)

Consider this: Moses was raised as a prince of Egypt, the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He had received the finest education Egypt could offer. Other writings say he was trained in military affairs and rose to be a great general in the Egyptian army. Yet, he says, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” Was this an attempt to shirk the charge given to him or was it a demonstration of humility? 

We are told that Moses, in spite of his upbringing and in spite of the fact that God spoke to him, face to face, he was the meekest of men (Num. 12:3). Moreover, we know that he really didn’t want the job of leading the children of Israel, to the point that God went to dramatic lengths to impress upon him that he was the man for the job. It has always struck me that, more often than not, the people God chooses to lead are the ones who don’t want to lead. Perhaps that is a quality He looks for because it might be indicative of those who can be trusted with His people.

If you think about it, those that God has chosen in the past have always been those who others would not have chosen and, very often, are those who are watching over sheep. Moses was called while he cared for his father-in-law’s flock. David was summoned from watching over his father’s flock to be anointed king over Israel. The greatest of Shepherds is the one who laid down His life for us all. The point is, that God doesn’t necessarily choose the strongest, largest, most talented or attractive; He chooses those who are meek in temperament with a heart to care for His people. It would behoove us all to emulate these characteristics knowing that our Father’s heart is kind, merciful and always willing to care for His people.

Blessings and Shalom,  




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