Exodus 9: 1 

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”


Observation-What does it say?

Something I observed in this chapter was that the Lord had started speaking directly to Moses now, meaning, it was Moses who was given the first instruction, it was Moses who threw the soot in the air for God to create the boils, it was Moses who spoke to Pharaoh and raised his staff to cause the hail storm. Although Aaron was still present, God worked primarily through Moses in this chapter and Moses no longer made excuses that he wasn’t qualified for this role.


Understanding-What does it mean? 

Moses gained confidence in God’s power to work through him after everything the Lord had showed him throughout the past chapters. He still had his brother’s help, but instead of giving direction in the background, he came out and led from the front.


Life Application

The Lord is able to work through anyone who says “Yes” to Him. 

It doesn’t matter if we lack confidence, are slow of speech, feel like the task is too great for us to do, feel like we are not a good enough person, etc. When we put our faith and confidence in Him and His abilities, He will use us to do amazing things and He will eliminate the excuses. It is all about Him receiving the glory, honor and praise and not ourselves because we are His vessels. It’s all Him giving us the words to speak, giving us the desire to fulfill our call, giving us the gift of faith, giving us the desire to live a set apart life for Him and giving us the tools we need to accomplish the task. We just need to say yes to the call and he will supply everything we need to prepare us to fulfill that call.

-Michelle Gaddi