He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
The sign that God has sent Moses will not be revealed until after the people of Israel have been brought out of Egypt. Trust and obey. Trust Me first, then I will affirm with a sign.
The battle to trust and not fear is a common battle to all. I believe God is trustworthy even when I don’t know how it’s going to work out and why He would send such weak people to do such difficult tasks. Oh wait…because it’s for His glory and not man’s.
I often send these out via text message to some of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Below is a response from one of them.
“It’s a strange form of trust. What if you were climbing a mountain and I passed you down a rope and told you to trust your weight to it, but was also clear that by that I did not mean that the rope would certainly not break (it might) but only that even if it did break, as you fell to the depths, you would have the sudden feeling that this was alright, and perhaps better than making it to the top anyhow? God promises that if we trust him all will go well, but by that he does not mean that it will go as we wish. He means it will go as he wishes and that we will come to believe that to be best for us, however it may differ with our own wishes. We know the Israelites wished to stay in Egypt. They said so. But God gave them what they did not want because they trusted him.”
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