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God Prefers the Weak

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Summary: 

Exodus 3 & 4

When we read about great people of the Bible it can be tempting to want to compare ourselves with them and then become discouraged when we think we don’t match their faith, we’re too weak in the faith.  It becomes easy, then, to doubt our ability.  Moses was one of the greatest men in the Bible but what we find when we read about his life is that he also had doubts. And through it all we see how God chose Moses, not because of his greatness, but because of his weakness and God was able to work.

 

God chose Moses because of his weakness:

  • Moses had nothing to offer except a willing heart
  • God is not looking for your ability.  He’s looking for your willingness to be used

 

Moses doubted what God told him:

  • Moses was convinced God was wrong
  • We all go through times when we doubt God’s plan – think we can’t do it

 

God strengthens the weak:

  • God told Moses He would be with him and make up for his weakness
  • In order to be strengthened, a thing must become weak.  In order to be filled, there must be emptiness.  God prefers the weak because in them He can work.

(Verses cited: Philippians 4:12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:27, 29, 31; Acts 7:22; Isaiah 55:8; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Psalms 27:1, 144:1; Matthew 5:4)