Moses Makes Other Excuses


Exodus 4: 10-16 “Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you.  You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.  He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.”

When God has a plan for His children, no excuses are accepted! So when Moses made his excuse of being slow of speech, God’s anger was aroused. He told Moses that Aaron would become his mouthpiece, and told Aaron to go into the desert and meet Moses.

The Israelites knew the Pharaoh would not willingly let them go; so they told him they needed to attend a festival to God in the wilderness. Still the Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go, and asked why they were taking the people from their work. However, God promised Moses deliverance, and after He had performed some miracles the Israelites left.


Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is useless to make excuses to You: because all our sins and weaknesses are known to You. But thanks for Christ, our Mediator, and pray in His name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby