Whom would you send with us?

I think this is one of the most interesting questions asked of God by Moses. To fully appreciate its importance let’s put it in context.

Before asking this question, Moses:

  • Practically lived in God’s presence
  • Parted the Red Sea
  • Performed amazing feats before Pharaoh to lead the Israelites out of Egypt
  • Obtained detailed instructions from God on how He wanted to live amongst them – Ten Commandments, the Tabernacle, priestly garments, sacrifices
  • Wrote the first five books of the Old Testament
  • Led the Israelites on a miraculous journey through the desert
  • Experienced God supplying manna from heaven
  • Was used by God to make water gush out of the rock
  • Spoke to God face to face

It doesn’t get better than that. Moses knew God in a way that would make many of us jealous. His was a miraculous lifestyle.

And yet, in Exodus 33 (after all the events listed above), here is Moses asking God whom He will send with them. Earlier in Exodus 33:2, God had promised to send an angel before Moses as the Israelites departed on their journey but an angel was not enough. Moses was asking God whom He was going to send. Yesterday was gone and God’s ongoing supernatural assistance was what was required.

The fact that God did not rebuke Moses for asking the question and goes on to demonstrate His glory before Moses suggests that God is pleased with the question.

So let’s return to the question and the implication for us. In the midst of all his experience Moses was simply asking for God’s supernatural assurance.

Getting the call for business, or in this case ministry, is not enough; being assured of God’s supernatural assistance is the key.

Many times, as New Testament believers, we simply assume that because we have the Holy Spirit living in us, we don’t need to ask BUT if there is something the scriptures continuously encourage us to do, it is to keep on asking. For each level of intensity with God, we need a greater assurance of His presence.

Many of us have been called to wonderful things. We started off well – full of confidence but we haven’t quite reached the destination that we should have been at. Could it be that we need to keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)?

No matter what part of the journey we are on, we must not forget the question from today’s post: “Whom will you send with me?” and make sure that like Moses you wait until you get an answer.

So until appear again in your inbox, with more insight from the scriptures, stay blessed



About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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