By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: My will, your way
Text: Exodus 4:6-7
Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.
7 “Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.
It may seem trivial at first, but I find it interesting when I ponder on the second sign God gave Moses to the people of Israel. God is not only interested in the staff, but in your hand.
God, after asking Moses to pick up the staff by the tail, then asked him to put his hand in his coat. He took it out and it had turned leprous. Repeating the same action made his hand as clean as the rest of the body. He did this to make the Israelites believe He sent Moses if they failed to believe the first. God cannot get your hand when it is busied holding the staff. For you to surrender yourself to God fully, you need to sacrifice whatever you have in your hands. This was Jesus’ problem with the rich man who left after his encounter with Him in Matthew 19:12-22. He had great wealth so He could not surrender himself to the leadership of Jesus by following him.
It is a great thing to have possessions. But to become a vessel God can use, He wants you to surrender all to Him. We must be in the world but not of the same substance as the world to impact the world. You were bought with a price, so glorify God with your body and spirit, which are God’s (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
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