In this series we are examining the mid-life calling to rescue the Children of Israel who are being held as slaves in Egypt. In the process of communicating to Moses, we see his “what if” world develop. What do I mean by Moses’ “What If” world? Have you ever been in a situation in which you know how you should act, but find yourself negotiating your options? For example, “I know I should tell this person that they are wrong in how they are acting, but What if they get upset with me? Or, “I know I shouldn’t let my friend talk badly about others, but what if I don’t listen . . . who else will they be able to confide in? A “What If” world is any situation you find yourself in which you know how you should act but find your feelings or your imagination override what you know to be the right thing to do.
It is in this “world” we find ourselves majoring on our knee-jerk feeling vs. what is the right or wrong thing to do according to what the Bible says.
Today we will again find ways to combat our tendency to think more about how to avoid difficult circumstances vs. gaining courage to do the right thing in light of the fact that we have a Soveriegn God.