For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess. Acts 19:37 Continue reading
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 Thess 2:3-4 Continue reading
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Cor 9:24-27 Continue reading
Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Rom 16:3-7 Continue reading
The memory of the righteous is blessed… Prov 10:7 Continue reading
“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”” Exodus 3:2-3 Continue reading
“Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.” Deuteronomy 34:7 Continue reading
“And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand),”Exodus 4:3-4
I’m at church camp today where our lessons this week will be on the life of Moses. So this morning I decided to do a refresher by reading about him.
I didn’t get very far before a thought struck me.
When Moses met God at the burning bush, he was unsure about his ability to really do anything for God.
God had him throw down his staff. It became a snake.
Moses jumped back!
That’s probably not unusual. Most everybody would jump back. I know a few that would have ran away, never to be seen the rest of the day.
I remember finding a snake while geocaching near a zoo. I jumped back quickly because a snake and zoo translated in my mind as exotic and venomous.
It was just a baby kingsnake.
So no one can blame Moses for jumping back.
But look what happened next.
God told him to GRAB IT BY THE TAIL!
I know what your thinking.
Moses did! He had just met the Lord God and was willing to take a step of faith.
Are you willing to face your worst fear today and grab it by the tail?
Remember it is written, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20 Continue reading
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Matt 24:11 Continue reading