"By faith Moses, when he had grown up,
God knew that Moses was reluctant. He give Moses two assurances:
- "I will be with you." (v.12) Moses would not be alone on this mission. God promised to be with him and help him.
- "When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain." I always thought that this was a funny way to assure someone. With all due respect, what kind of a sign was that, to be told that you will one day return and worship God on this mountain? Then I realized that this sign was an incentive for Moses' faith to grow. The God who made the universe, who doesn't lie, was assuring Moses that he would be successful and would return someday to worship God on this mountain.
As for my lost post, well, it was probably too wordy anyway. This one is much shorter and still says all that I wanted it to say. Much thanks for the heavenly 'editing', for being with me, and for reminding me that my attitude should be not be 'Why me?" but instead, "Wow, me?" when an opportunity to grow comes my way.