Servant of Freedom (5 of 10) by Jeff Strite

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Servant of Freedom (5 of 10)
Series: Broken Chains
Jeff Strite
Exodus 3:16-4:18

There’s the story of the college professor who always began his first day of class at the University dramatically telling his students he could prove that God did not exist.
Looking up toward the ceiling he would say, ‘‘God if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you 15 minutes!’’
For the next few minutes he kept taunting God, saying things like ‘‘Here I am God, I’m still waiting’’ and smugly smiling at the class.
Then - all of a sudden - a burly 240 pound halfback for the football team came flying through the door and collided with the professor, knocking him head over heels into the 1st row of students.
More shocked than hurt, the professor sputtered: ‘‘Why on earth did you do that?’’
The football player smiled as he walked away… and replied,
‘‘God was busy; He sent me!’’

In our text this morning, we find God saying to Moses: ‘‘I will SEND YOU to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.’’ Exodus 3:10

God was SENDING Moses to confront Pharaoh and free Israel from their slavery.
But as I was preparing the sermon today, a question to my mind: Why send Moses?
Why not just do it Himself?
Did God really need the help?
Was He busy or something?

No… God wasn’t busy.
But there was something about sending Moses on this task that speaks to us about God’s plans for our lives.

First, we need to realize God doesn’t need us.
It’s true.
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills
He has an army of angels at His beck and call.
And as Amos 4:13 put it
‘‘He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth-the LORD God Almighty is his name.’’

If God HAS all that, and can DO all that, what’s He need with me… or you… or Moses???

Psalm 8:4 asks ‘‘What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man ...


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