Spiritual FuseDaily Thoughts
Acts 7:22 “Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action”
Hang on a minute…hadn’t Moses always been poor in speech?, because this verse says different. The truth is that Moses used to be powerful in speech and action, he used to be confident and a good communicator.
Exodus 4:10 “But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue”
These verses seem to contradict each-other, but actually the phrase used “in the past” actually means of late, recently, in times past. Along his journey in life, Moses had lost his powerful speech and action.
When Moses fled to Midian, I believe God actually brought out this weakness in Moses. God created this weakness in his life, just as he gave Paul his thorn in his flesh. Why? To protect his pride. God needed someone that was totally humble and willing to follow is every command.
Moses was actually the most humble man in all the earth (Numbers 12:3), it was his gift, his greatest strength, but God knew he needed to protect that humility from being corrupted with pride, hence God brought about a weakness in his life…a spiritual fuse.
A fuse is a safety device designed to break or fail before the main component does. It protects that which is of greater value. God was willing for Moses’ speech and confidence to fail so that his humility would remain protected.
Like Moses, we too have spiritual fuses in that God may limit us from certain opportunities or develop a certain weakness in our life to keep us focused on the main thing. In new testament terms, they are our thorns in our flesh, which stop us becoming conceited and complacent.