“For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.”
In Exodus 9, the Lord had Moses go unto Pharoah and speak for Him.
“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”
Moses obeyed. He went to Pharoah multiple times and told him what the Lord had said. He did not proclaim his own opinion, but he spoke “Thus saith the Lord”.
In Romans, Paul writes “For the scripture saith unto Pharoah…”
This further illustrates that when Moses spoke for the Lord, it was not to be taken as Moses’ words or even as what he would have done. No, it was the LORD, the Almighty God speaking.
Paul reminds the church at Rome of this Truth as he explains the great heaviness and continual sorrow he had for his people.
“Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
When we listen to the preaching of the Word of God, we must remind ourselves that it is not the preacher delivering the message who speaks the Truth, but the very Words of God which he proclaims.
Today it seems, more than ever, that we substitute the truth of the man of God for the Truth of the Word of God.
May we listen with open hearts to what the Lord has to say, while also being willing to declare His Name to all around us as we have opportunity.
Although not everyone is called to be a pastor, we are all responsibly to carry out the Great Commission of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Declare His Name today.
Genesis 15-16 | John 8
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