Moses said to the Lord , “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord ? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord ’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you.
-Speak of God in Hebrew is written as melal and means to utter or talk. Several scriptures have outlined the word speak, including: – If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies (1 Pet 3:10; Psalm 34:13), the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them ‘I am the Lord your God” ( Lev 18:1-2), the mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom and his tongue talks of justice (Ps 37:30; Ps 49:3), the idols of the nations are silver and gold made by human hands; they have mouths but cannot speak; eyes; but cannot see (Ps 135:15-18), the Spirit of your Father speaks in us when preaching the gospel (Mat 10:19-20), out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Mat 12:33-37), anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God (1 Cor 14:2) etc.
-Moses was slow in speech and tongue and took this as a personal limitation even when God encouraged him. God revealed His Deity as our Creator with the ultimate ability to change any adverse situation that seems like a stumbling block in our lives. God in His mercy called Aaron to support Moses in his mission to deliver the Israelites from Egypt and lead them in the wilderness. Sometimes such personal limitations hinder us from walking in our purposes and getting to the place that God desires us to be. Fear posses as a major limitation in our calling, business opportunities, work, ministry, family, leadership, progress, innovations etc. Often times God tells us to fear not, for He is always with us. We are called to have total faith in God for we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us (Phil 4:13).
Lord Almighty Father; we thank You for the gift of life; gift of families; gift of peace in our nation and most of all, the gift of salvation in our hearts. We humbly ask You Lord to increase our faith in You and strengthen us when we are weak. Deliver us from fear Holy Spirit and heal us from all areas that seem like slowness in speech and tongue; according to Your merciful love. Have mercy on all those who are sick and suffering and heal them Jesus; for by Your stripes we are healed. Be with all those who have lost their loved ones and comfort them by Your peace. Guide us in all opportunities that You present to us Father and give us the courage to pursue them according to Your will. Bless us indeed Lord and expand our territories, deliver us from all evil and anything that may cause us pain. You are the Alpha and Omega; the Beginning and the End; the First and the Last; the only One true God, we give You all the praise and adoration Jesus, now and forever. Amen
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