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Good Morning.

These are the same Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.” These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are the same Moses and Aaron. (Exodus 6:26-27)

A good portion of Exodus 6 focuses on the family tree of Moses and Aaron and specifies that it was the descendants of Jacob and Levi that led Israel out of Egypt. It is as if the Bible wants to highlight the fact that people known to others of their generation —  in some cases, people they grew up with in families they were acquainted with — were used mightily of God. Perhaps the intent of these verses is to say that God will use princes and paupers to do His will as long as they have willing hearts; so don’t be surprised at who He uses. 

There is an account in the Gospels that suggests some of Messiah’s contemporaries were very surprised to see who God was using. After delivering a message in the synagogue from the scroll of Isaiah, going so far as to say that the prophecy was being fulfilled even as He read it, some responded in this way — “Is this not Joseph’s son?” (Luke 4:22). In other words, “How can this guy be the Messiah? We know His family. We know where He is from. God couldn’t possibly use Him.”

The reality is this: God uses people just like you and me in every generation. Obviously there is only one Messiah and, no one is claiming to have the same calling as Moses. But it is true that God calls both prince and pauper to be His servants and perform His will. The only thing that stands in the way of being used by God — in whatever way — is our will. If we are willing to say, “Here I am,” we can be used of God. Let us stand ready to answer the call to enter into His service.

Blessings and Shalom,  




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