Gary M. Barker is a Canadian-American anthropologist and author of four books, including The End of War: How Women Are Changing the Rules of Survival. In this conversation with our host Dr. Scott Dikkers, Gary M. Barker discusses how radical change in global geopolitics can be attributed to women’s empowerment through their ability to mobilize via social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.,
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We learnt about God’s call to Moses to be the human deliverer of the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery in our last meditation. We saw that Moses was adamantly opposed to obeying God’s command. He seems to have acquired an inferiority complex as a result of his previous failures. When Moses was eighty years old, God spoke to him personally via a flaming bush on Mt. Sinai. When God summoned him, he had been a shepherd for forty years and had been enjoying a tranquil and serene life. Despite knowing all there was to know about Egyptian culture and the difficulties of Israel’s servitude, Moses simply refused to take the burden of dealing with the Pharaoh of Egypt. He made five reasons to God in an effort to avoid God’s summons (Exodus 3:11-4:17). All of these arguments were poor excuses for refusing to submit to God’s plan.
Moses’ first justification was that he was a NOBODY who was completely unqualified to undertake what God had asked of him (Exodus 3:11-12). God assured Moses that He would be with him and would allow him to do whatever He desired.
Moses’ second reason was that he didn’t know who had given him the power to be Israel’s deliverer (Exodus 3:13-22). This was a complete blunder. Moses was instructed by God that he was being sent to Egypt by Jehovah, the Self-Existent Creator. The universe’s Infinite God would provide him the power to act in His Great Name: “I AM WHO I AM.” Moses was to inform the Israelites in Egypt that God would release them from slavery and lead them to the promised land that God had promised to Abraham. God would save Israel by performing extraordinary wonders. Moses refused to submit and made his third justification to God.
Moses’ third justification before God (Exodus 4:1-9). He suggested the prospect that none of Israel’s leaders would believe he was sent by God. God responded by giving Moses the capacity to perform three extraordinary miracles, which would establish that he had been sent by God. Moses remained obstinate and provided God with another another justification.
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Moses’ fourth justification (Exodus 4:10-12). Moses said that he wasn’t an articulate speaker and that he had difficulty speaking. It’s worth noting that Moses was “powerful in eloquence” in Egypt before to his exile, according to Acts 7:22. Moses had either lost his capacity to communicate or was just creating an excuse. God responded to Moses, telling him that He would give him the ability to speak and teach him what to say.
Moses’ sixth and last justification. Moses merely informed God that he was unqualified for the job and that He should appoint someone who was (Exodus 4:13-17). God became enraged with Moses at this moment, according to the Bible. God’s response was that he would enable his elder brother, Aaron, to help him, but that Moses would remain God’s chosen to free Israel from servitude.
Moses eventually agreed to follow God (Exodus 4:18-2). Moses is an excellent illustration of how God can change a reluctant and hostile guy into a highly strong and efficient servant. Moses and God had a very close and personal friendship.
There are some lessons to be learned.
- People who create excuses for not fulfilling God’s will irritate and anger God.
- Many of God’s benefits may be taken away if we disobey Him.
- God is Jehovah, the everlasting, infinite Creator who is capable of enabling His slaves to do anything He desires. WITH GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
As an example:
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