Who made it?…
But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent — either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant — because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”,
Yahweh said to him, “Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh? Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say.”
Exodus 4:10-12 (HCSB)
Note from Kip…
It seems that we often find ourselves like Moses, questioning the direction of the Lord God.
‘I can’t. I don’t have. I lack.’
To each of us directed by God to do something, say something, or be something; we should remember what God told Moses.
‘Who made your mouth? Was it not I, God, who crafted every cell in your body? Do you believe that the one that spoke the the universe into being, might have over estimated your resources and directs you to failure?’
That’s not scripture, but it is what I hear God telling Moses, in a more succinct way.
A popular adage goes around in Christian circles that underscores this truth.
‘God will never lead us to something, that He can’t bring us through!’
This is what God was telling Moses and it is what He tells each and every believer, every single day. He calls us to something, with every waking morning. He’s not going to call us to something that He doesn’t have it intricately planned out, just exactly how ‘He’ will bring us through that mission.
For us, there is only one thing to do.
Trust and obey!
Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
For even the Messiah did not please Himself.
Romans 15:1-3 (HCSB)
For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Titus 2:11-13 (HCSB)
For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality, so that each of you knows how to control his own body in sanctification and honor, not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don’t know God.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (HCSB)
Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 (HCSB)
For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (HCSB)
Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 (HCSB)
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.
Revelation 3:15-16 (HCSB)
My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
John 10:27 (HCSB)
The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
John 10:3 (HCSB)
Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 (HCSB)
For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Romans 8:7-10 (HCSB)