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Messed Up

02 Mar

Exodus 2:11-12,14-15,22

One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. [12] Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. [14] The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.” [15] When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. [22] Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, “I have become an alien in a foreign land.”

Moses killed an Egyptian, not accidentally (like what the movie prince of Egypt showed) but knowingly and with full consent. He thought he could get away with murder but later he was surprised to find out that he couldn’t. Moses, knowing that what he had done is now exposed to the public, caused him great fear and panic thus prompting him to leave Egypt and become an alien in a faraway land. The unfolding of the events must have stricken him real bad since he even named his son after his circumstance

Moses messed up big time because he committed a sin wherein he had full knowledge and consent. He thought he could get away with it but he couldn’t and thereby regretted it. However we all know that this is not the end of the story and that God is a God of second chances. He chose Moses to lead the Isrealites from Egypt. This verse just reminded me of who I was and what I’ve done in the past. I definitely can relate to what Moses felt when he knew that he had done a sin with full consent. I am thankful that even though I have had my share of shortcomings in the past, God still chooses me no matter despite my history to advance his kingdom.

I thank God for the second chance he’s given me in this life. A second chance that no matter what I’ve done in the past he still chooses me for his purposes. Thank you God because once again you’ve given me a timely word on my birthday. I thank you for the opportunity you’ve given me. I pray that you’d help me live life to all it’s fullness by knowing an obeying your will in Jesus’ name Amen.

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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Personal

 

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