PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Exodus 4-6
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“They did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.” (Exodus 6:9)
Moses can’t accept God’s call because he only sees his inability (Exodus 4:10,13).
Pharoah doesn’t listen to God because he is too full of himself (Exodus 5:2).
The people do not listen to Moses because they’re so burdened and discouraged (Exodus 6:9).
There is a pattern in these chapters – how and why people don’t listen to God.
What are my reasons for not listening to or accepting what Jesus says?
It’s too hard, too full of or down on myself, too busy, or too overwhelmed?
But what am I missing by not listening to what the Lord is saying?
Does He know something I don’t, can He do things I can’t?
There are rhetorical questions: of course He does, of course He can!
Jesus often urges people to have eyes to see and ears to hear (Mark 8:18).
If Pharoah, Israel and Moses struggled with this, I know I do too.
I need to assume that I am not seeing or hearing the Lord in some way every day.
I need to pray for the Spirit’s help to see and to hear, and to receive it.
If I want to see and hear Him today, I need to look beyond myself and my life.
Lord, the stuff and burden of life seems to ultimate and present, I can’t help seeing and hearing it. Help me to see You as even more ultimate and present, and to listen and trust You!