Fear is Always a Lie [#EatThisBook–Exodus 4]

by Andrew Forrest

We’re always afraid that what we have or what we are isn’t enough.  But that fear is always a lie because the Lord always gives exactly enough.

Moses is afraid he won’t be persuasive enough;  Moses is afraid he won’t be eloquent enough; Moses is afraid that one man won’t be enough.

But note that the Lord provides for Moses’s need out of what he has already given Moses.

Moses is afraid he won’t be persuasive enough, but the Lord uses the shepherd’s staff Moses already has to persuade the people (4:1-5).

Moses is afraid he won’t be eloquent enough, but the Lord uses the mouth and mind Moses already has to speak to the people (4:10-12).

Moses is afraid that one man won’t be enough, but the Lord uses the brother Moses already has to be his spokesperson and partner (4:14-17, 27-31).

We’re afraid that what we have or what we are isn’t enough.  But the Lord has given us exactly what we need to accomplish exactly what he needs for us to accomplish.

Where are you feeling like you don’t have enough?  Fear is a liar.

 

P.S.  Don’t ask me about 4:24-26; I have no idea….

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4 comments

Susan Shelby August 28, 2014 - 8:11 am

I fear that my spiritual compass is inaccurate, that I am unsure at times what He expects of me.

As for verses 24-26, I checked out some opinions online, and those were just as confusing and weird. Never mind.

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Andrew Forrest August 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Susan, I find that the internet, for all its usefulness in other areas, is not particularly helpful when it comes to Biblical commentary. Lots of time, the stuff online is just not particularly insightful or reliable.

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Courtney August 29, 2014 - 12:11 am

Missed last Sunday so excited to get email today about calendar and catch up. What, no clever response to 4:24-26 like “not why but how can I obey?”

Unbelievably poignant blog today. Nice discovery for me.

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Andrew Forrest August 29, 2014 - 7:56 am

Courtney–I SHOULD have said that about 4:24-26! Nice.

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