LIKE GOD TO PHARAOH

In today’s OT reading, there’s an interesting phrase that God uses to describe the relationship Moses has with Pharaoh: “I have made you like God to Pharaoh” (Ex. 7:1). In other words, God has made Moses the conduit for His message to Pharaoh. Think of it: this same Moses who calls himself a terrible public speaker (Ex. 6:12) is the person God has chosen to deliver His message to Pharaoh, arguably the most powerful person on earth at the time. What an impossible task—and yet Moses is faithful to complete it!

As Christians, we have a similar task as “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9) and “ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor. 5:20): God has chosen us to represent Him in our sphere of influence, and implore those around us to be reconciled to God. And like Moses’ task, it’s impossible—in our own strength.

This is where the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives comes in. By walking in the Spirit each day—listening to and obeying His voice—God produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. So things like true abundant forgiveness and reconciliation (our NT reading) are possible.

We don’t know what kinds of opportunities we’ll have to present the gospel. Even today, God might be directing you to deliver His message of salvation to someone who needs to hear it.
Let’s walk by the Spirit and ask Him to direct our paths today!

by Erik Brommers, Elder

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