Who?

Moses said to the LORD, “O 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 man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Exodus 4:10–12, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Moses was a reluctant spokesperson, but God had a response. As He does for all of us who feel inadequate in sharing the Gospel. Thinking we might say the wrong thing and make things worse. Speak the truth in love and it cannot happen. “Who gave man his mouth?

I think it might just work the other way too. A feeling that we are so eloquent that we forget “who gave man his mouth.” Something I have to guard against in “my” musings. Getting too full of myself and thinking that the insights I might have, how cleverly I think I turned a phrase, were mine. Becoming too focused on hits, likes and positive comments as evidence of my success at blogging. When if not for the work of the Holy Spirit I would be “slow of speech (writing) and tongue (pen).” And perhaps I mostly am. But when not, it is Him who “helps [me to] speak and [to] teach [me] what to [write].

My Advice – Do not be afraid to share the Gospel. But whatever fruit it bears, give God the Glory.

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