Blogging the Bible Day 107: Exodus 9-12

I want to share with you the text that really hit me as a pastor as a leader today in this study.

The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moses himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.” -Exodus 11:3

Notice how the Bible tells us Moses was regarded by not necessarily his own people, but the people of Egypt…


Moses was called to be Israel’s deliverer. Forty years early he had recognized that and try through his earthly power as one connected to the courts of Egypt to do the delivering and he left Egypt under the cover of darkness, shamed, and defeated.

Now feeling inadequate for the task, hesitant, relying fully upon God Moses is “greatly esteemed” by his “enemies.”

Moses was the chosen one for deliverance at forty years of age just as much as he was at eighty years of age.

But our calling and mission don’t matter if we try to fulfill those callings and missions outside of the timing and the ways and the power of God.

The right motive and the right mission at the wrong time in the wrong way is WRONG.

Powerful stuff for all of us as we think about what mission God has given to each of us.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 26-31…P.S. there were several other cool nuggets in this reading related to the passover, but I will save those for a sermon some day maybe 🙂

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