Do you remember the slogan “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen?”
It is amazing how much minutiae one’s brain can hold and still overlook the basic stuff one needs to
know! Seems one should remember that when “God speaks, people need to listen.”
The Bible says “God spoke to Moses” seventy times. God must have been pleased that Moses listened. He kept talking. They were friends.
Was Moses a special friend of God because of a sin-free live? No, in fact he was a murderer (Ex. 2:12). Was it that he was a great intellectual and strategic leader? No, he had lead no one before his first special call from God (Ex. 3:4). Was it that he was a great orator? No, he was “slow of speech;” he had to have his brother go with him to speak for him (Ex. 4:10). Was he a go-getter, highly motivated, egotistic politician? No, he wanted God to send someone else (Ex. 4:13).
But he had some advantages: He was born into a courageous family who trained him in the ways of God. He had the opportunity to flourish among the rich and famous but chose rather to suffer with God’s people (Heb. 11:25). He became a wanderer and vagabond who was kind-hearted to the people in a foreign land, Midian (Ex. 2:19), where he dwelt for forty years. When God needed an educated man who knew the culture of the Egyptians, who was hardened to the rigors of wilderness living, who was trained and knowledgeable about the God of the Israelites, and who had a heart for the hurting, he called Moses. And when God spoke, Moses listened.
God does speak. Sometimes through nature, sometimes through one’s consciousness, always through the Bible. We need to listen.
A couple of slogans we should heed.
“The wages of sin is death.”
“The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
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