“And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.”
Moses refuted against God’s directive, and told Him that the people would not believe that the LORD had appeared unto him. This was just after Moses had asked God what the His Name was, and He answered.
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
Where was Moses’ faith?
He had his eyes on the people around him instead of on the Almighty God.
God was patient with Moses. He did not cast him aside and find someone else to use. He knew how to speak to Moses for him to understand and obey. He simply asked Moses what he had in his hand, what he had available to use for God’s glory.
God used that rod to instill a faith in Moses that God could use him regardless of his inabilities or insecurities.
The rod that became a serpent and caused Moses to fear was the same that returned to be the rod when he conquered his fear and took the serpent by the tail as the LORD commanded. God wanted to use what Moses had in his hand to show the people that God had met with Moses.
“That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.”
That same rod was there when God parted the Red Sea.
That same rod was used to smite the rock in Horeb.
But that same rod was also used in disobedience, and Moses suffered the consequence of not bringing the people into the Promised Land.
What’s in your hand? God can use it for His glory.
Will you obey and watch God perform miracles for His glory, or will you choose to disobey? God can use whatever is in your hand if only you will allow Him to use it.
Isaiah 35-36 | Romans 11 | Psalm 60
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