The Promises of God: A 7-Day Devotional

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading


Of course, if the Lord sent Moses on an errand, he would not let him go alone. The tremendous risk it would involve, and the great power it would require, would render it ridiculous for God to send a poor, lone Hebrew to confront the mightiest king in all the world, and then leave him to himself. It could not be imagined that a wise God would match poor Moses with Pharaoh and the enormous forces of Egypt. Hence he says, “I will certainly be with you” (Ex. 3:12 NKJV), as if it were out of the question that he would send him alone. 

In my case, also, the same rule will hold good. If I go on the Lord’s errand, with a simple reliance upon his power and a single eye to his glory, it is certain that he will be with me. His sending me binds him to back me up. Is this not enough? What more can I want? If all the angels and archangels were with me, I might fail. But if *he* is with me, I must succeed. 

But let me take care that I respond to this promise in a worthy way. Don’t let me go timidly, halfheartedly, carelessly, or presumptuously. What type of person ought he to be who has God with him? In such company, I ought to play the man and, like Moses, go to Pharaoh without fear.