God would never use a murderer, would He? Surly not. God could find someone better, more suitable than a common criminal, right?
He’d never use someone like Moses, right? Wait, what’s that you say, Moses is one of the heroes of faith, one that gets it right that does it right? Sure, he is. You know what happens in Exodus 3:1-2, when he sees the burning bush, right?
Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
God spoke to him in the bush that was burning, but not consumed. But, Moses was not just shepherd. He was a murder as well. Listen to what happened in Exodus 2:12:
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Moses was a murderer. Yep. Moses. That Moses. Under penalty of law, he should have been executed. One of the many reasons why he ran. He was someone that had done the ultimate wrong. Something that many of us may consider unforgivable.
And God used him. God wasn’t done with him. God had a plan for him.
So today, let’s not give up on someone that God still may yet use. If God can used a murderer like Moses, he can use anyone. God hasn’t given up on folks. Neither should we.
Who does God use? Anyone He chooses. He can, and will use anyone.
Today, may we remember that.
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