Moses was faithful to God even when…he didn’t want the job.
By Andy Harrison and Aaron Kemple
Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant… (Hebrews 3:5)
What does it mean to be faithful? Does it mean I “go to church?” Does it mean, “I’m a pretty good guy?”
Faithful means: dedicated, loyal, trustworthy, or reliable. Faithfulness is a core quality of God Himself. You can count on God…period. He never fails. He is there in good times and bad. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
So, how was Moses like God in faithfulness?
#1. Moses was faithful to God even when he didn’t want to do the job.
He didn’t want to go back to Egypt, he felt completely unqualified, he certainly did not want to confront Pharaoh, and he begged for God to send someone else to lead Israel. Yet, he humbled himself and obeyed God’s call to lead.
As a man serving God, there are simply things you just don’t want to do (or feel unqualified to do), but you do them because you are a man who seeks the glory of the only true and living God. Do you only pick the easy jobs? Do you only go for the jobs that keep you in your comfort zone?
Moses had left Egypt behind and was sitting comfortably in Midian with his family and had been so for 40 years. Why leave now? He had already tried to be Israel’s deliverer 40 years ago and it didn’t work, why would it work now?
Yet, Moses went to Egypt, he didn’t want to, but he went. And the Lord went with him.
Men, your greatest example of a man is Jesus Christ, and He did not want to do what He did for you. He groaned in His spirit and was troubled concerning the cross. He was distressed about it, the Bible says. He begged, while literally sweating blood, for the Father to let this cup of anguish called the cross pass from Him. Yet, because of His love for God, His hope of glory and His love for you, He did it anyway.
What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a faithful man?
Today, we want you consider that being a faithful man means that you are faithful to God even when you don’t want to do the job. You do it anyway, because it is what God asked you to do.
That is a faithful man. Are you like Moses?
Tomorrow is point #2, Lord willing.