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The 5 Excuses of Moses (2 of 5)
Who Should I Say Sent Me?
INTRO: Moses' first excuse failed, "Who am I?" ... so now he tries a second excuse, paraphrased it is, "Who are you?" His point is simple, "these Israelites hardly know you Lord ... if I go to them they are surely going to want to know how you are different from the gods of Egypt, so what do I tell them?" While they knew about the God of their fathers, they will need something new and fresh to encourage them to leave Egypt, what was he supposed to tell them?
Lots of people know about God, but this is not enough to get them to follow God as Savior and lord of their lives:
A famous German atheist wrote about Christ, "Till the end of time all the sensible will bow low before this Jesus of Nazareth, and all will humbly acknowledge the exceeding glory of this great phenomenon." Richter the pantheist call him, "The purest of the mighty, the mightiest of the pure, who still continues to rule and guide the ages." Hegel the philosopher wrote, "Among the improvers of ideal humanity he stands in the very first class and remains the highest model of religion within the reach of our thought." Renan, the French rationalist said, "Jesus is unique in everything, and nothing can compare with him. He is a man of colossal dimension." -- Source Unknown
While these men knew something about God, they did not know Him! Israel knew about the God of their fathers, the God of the past, but what they needed to know was the very character of God Himself!
How many people today know something about God, but it is always the God of the past ... stories of what God did thousands of years ago? This will never be enough for them to come to God today! They need to see the "I AM THAT I AM" God, the ever present God of power and might!
PROP. SENT: The Bible teaches us that God is a God of the present – and future, not just the past! "He is the same, yesterday, today and ...
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