Leaving It To Someone Else To Do It
Exodus 4:10 – And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Exodus 4:11 – And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
Exodus 4:12 – Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
Exodus 4:13 – And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
Exodus 4:14 – And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
Hello readers, hope you’re having a good beginning to a new week! And today I am talking about “leave it to someone else to do it”. Let someone else do it. That’s what Moses said to God. God had called him to serve at the burning bush, and Moses was making excuses why he could not go and could not do what God had told him to do.
I was thinking about verse 13 particularly today, and the idea of leaving it to someone else. When I was talking to someone at my cricket club last season, he commended me on not drinking alcohol. Not drinking didn’t come up because I said, look guys I don’t drink alcohol and I’m better than you, no it came up because they were drinking and I wasn’t, and thus the inevitable why aren’t you drinking question came up.
But this guy that was talking to me, who drinks and sleeps around and all the rest, but he commended me on not drinking and said, if I could go without drinking I’d not drink too. That’s not verbatim what he said, but that was what he was saying. It’s funny how a lost unrepentant sinner has more honesty than the average Christian. People of the world can see drinking isn’t holy or good or healthy or right.
But while he could see that in something as simple as alcohol what was right, he commended me and those who don’t drink, and said good for you and so on, but he wouldn’t not drink himself. God has called Moses in this scripture, and Moses says, let someone else do it. Let someone else go down to Egypt and talk to Pharaoh. Send someone else God.
So I was thinking about this verse today, I was thinking about how I and we can often leave it to someone else to obey God. It’s not we don’t know what to do, it’s we aren’t willing to obey God ourselves. We don’t want the sacrifice of obedience.
Today, everyone is leaving it to someone else to get it done. And nothing is getting done, because when everybody is leaving it to someone else, nobody is doing it. I’ll leave it to someone else to follow Jesus Christ. I’ll leave it to someone else to share the gospel. I’ll leave it to someone else to obey God.
Our society is leaving it to someone else. That’s why we are losing all our freedoms. Because I’ve got my cushy little life, I’m in my comfort zone, I’m doing OK for myself, leave it to someone else to lift up Christ’s banner. I am reminded of king Hezekiah, a good king, but he he showed the Babylonians all his treasure foolishly, and when the man of God rebuked him, he said in 2 Kings 20:19… “Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?” What an unbelievable statement. He’d just been told his sons would be eunuchs in Babylon! It doesn’t affect me and I’ll leave it to them to handle it.
We’re all leaving it to someone else to stand for truth. And thus nobody is standing for truth. We are all leaving it to someone to trust God and obey him in our lives, and thus nobody is trusting God and obeying him in their lives. We’re leaving it to someone else to make sacrifices in their life following God, and thus nobody is making any sacrifices in their life to follow God.
We know what’s right, but we aren’t willing to do it in our OWN life. We’ll watch others do it. That reminds me of 2 Kings 2, Elisha is going with Elijah, and the sons of the prophets follow them, but they’re just watching. They’re viewing from afar off, from a safe place, they’re spectators. Maybe you’re a safe place Christian.
Elisha is the only guy that’s going to take up the mantle, they are not going to. They’re going to leave it to someone else to stand before the king to declare the word of the Lord to Israel. Maybe that’s because Israel was such a tough place for the man of God, if you read about Israel, the northern kingdom, it was pretty hostile to the truth, it took some guts and backbone and conviction to follow God and stand for what he said.
God had said to Moses, go and I will be with you. But Moses is saying to God, I can’t do it, please just send someone else. You know, ultimately the only thing that matters is what you do. You won’t stand before God for anyone else, each person will stand before God to give an account of their own life. Your life and your decisions are your business. It’s not going to do you an ounce of good at judgment when you’ve spent your whole life letting everyone else do the believing and obeying, and you’re found naked, destitute, miserable, blind, lost and dead in your sins.
We know what’s good in someone else’s life, we know what others should do, yet when it comes to us, we are unwilling to obey God ourselves. That’s true of me and you. Maybe we should stop worrying about others, and look at our own lives first. God is calling each of us. Calling us to be saved, and calling us to obey and serve him.
Look at Moses, he was going to be one of the greatest men in the Bible. But he had to overcome this leave it to someone else and let someone else do it mentality. Nobody can get saved for you. Nobody can obey God for you. God’s given your responsibility that you cannot wash your hands of, as much as you’d like to just like Pilate. It’s your business to obey God in your life. God had called Moses, he had called Moses to do it, not someone else.
God’s calling to believe and obey is for you, not for someone else. It’s high time to take God’s calling and commands seriously. God’s word isn’t a good idea, it’s a command. We are commanded to repent, we are commanded to believe, we are commanded to obey. God’s commands aren’t a smorgasboard from which we can pick and choose the parts we like and throw the rest back.
So today, it’s a simple thought, don’t leave it to someone else. The truth is, you know God’s word and will for your life a lot more than you think. You just are unwilling to obey him. You know what’s right to do, but you’re not going to do it in your own life. You know what God’s word says, but you’re going to let someone else believe and obey it.
Remember, if we all, even as believers, if we all leave it to someone else, nobody is going to do anything to follow God and be used by God to make a difference in the lives of others. You know, God was going to use Moses to deliver his nation out of slavery in Egypt. What an opportunity we have in life to make a difference, to walk with God by faith. What are you going to do with what God’s word says? Are you just going to leave it to someone else? Are you just going to let someone else do it?
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Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)
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