Bible Passage: Exodus 4 – 6
Though this is a familiar story, it is a humbling experience for me when I read it today.
Moses asked God for a sign to show to the people of Israel so that they may take his word. God showed him not one, but three miracles so that the people may believe. God must have known the hearts of the people. Even though the first miracle of changing the rod to a serpent is impressive enough, God knew that would not be enough for the people to believe. He gave Moses two more miracles to show the people whose hearts have hardened.
God is so almighty and sovereign, yet He still had to perform miracles so that the people can believe. Today, have we hardened our hearts like the Israelites? Do we doubt the words of the bible and to us, “seeing is believing”? Or worse, do we still believe after seeing God’s grace and works? In recent years, Ive heard of testimonies from members who no longer come to church. They testified of God’s grace and warnings to tell them to return to church. However, up till now, they still have not returned.
May this be a warning to us. This is a timely reminder for me as well, to evaluate my heart and be watchful lest my heart hardens against His word.
After seeing those signs that Moses performed, finally the people believed. For us, do we need to see then we will believe?