February 2-Moses

February 2-Moses

February 2: Moses

 

Scripture Lesson: Exodus 3:7-10

 

Today is the birthday of longtime player and manager Red Schoendienst. He managed the Cardinals after playing primarily for the Cardinals and the Braves. In 1957, while playing for the Milwaukee Braves, Schoendienst began the year by calling on Hank Aaron to be like Moses and lead the Braves out of the bitter disappointment and frustration of their past seasons. Schoendienst’s words had an effect. Aaron was MVP in the National League that year, and the Braves won the 1957 World Series, defeating the New York Yankees.

 

In our verses today, Moses receives the call of God to lead His people out of slavery in Egypt. God had seen the misery of the Israelites serving as slaves to Pharaoh, and sent Moses to Pharaoh to persuade the king to set His people free. If you read further in Exodus 3, you will notice that Moses did not think he could do the job. Moses made excuses to God as to why he couldn’t do what God wanted him to do. But, if God calls us to do something for Him, He equips us to do the job. Moses was not a great speaker, so God sent Moses’ brother Aaron along to do the talking. God has a calling for each of us. If we want to find happiness and contentment in life, we will step out in faith and do what God wants us to do!

  1. What do you feel God wants you to do for Him?

  2. What is the calling God is putting on your life? If you don’t know, ask God to show you.

  3. How can baseball play a role in helping you fulfill your calling by God?

Hank Aaron led the Braves to the World Championship. Moses led the children of Israel to the Promised Land. Today, live your life to fulfill God’s call.

 

 

 

 

 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Santhosh wrote:
It’s no wonder the Jews who didn’t acecpt the testimony of His miracles tried to stone Him to death for saying what you quote above. That was the penalty for blasphemy under the Jewish legal system. It was pretty clear to everyone there He was saying, “I am the God of Israel.”Another passage:Mark 14: 60-64 (ESV)60 The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 61 But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.The Jewish leaders at Jesus’ trial were doubly offended by the above, because not only was He claiming to be God, but He was quoting an obvious reference to the Messiah from Daniel 7 (ESV):The Son of Man Is Given Dominion13 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.C S Lewis’ statement in “Mere Christianity” concerning those who say Jesus is just a good moral teacher, but not the Son of God, is worth noting:“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to acecpt Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't acecpt His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

Mon, March 3, 2014 @ 6:40 AM

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