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The verse that most stuck out to me was:

Mathew 17:20
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them."

why didn't the disciples have enough faith? Christ was right there with them. He performed many miracles in front of them. The very actions of Christ showed GOD in Him and that He was fully in GOD.

Why was it hard for the disciples to have faith that GOD would work through them when required?

How can we as humans develop that faith that CHRIST is talking about in Mathew 17:20?

If some of you could share your thoughts or views on the questions I had above. It would definitely give a better understanding of the passsge. Thanks

Exodus 2:11-3:22

I need to address something I’ve just seen in the text, two things, that I’ve never considered before.

Moses, knowing he was adopted, seeing the life he had led as an adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, and seeing the life of his biological people, chose to identify with slaves although he had not completely thrown off the comforts of being raised in the household of Pharaoh. Got used his act of murder to begin the removal of his identification to the palace and his privilege, He kicked him out of the “boat.” Moses also must have understood or knew his purpose as Israel’s deliver; however, he didn’t have a clue on how that was to be achieved.

I think many of us have some inkling, some vision, of what our purpose is; however, because we don’t know how that is to be fulfilled, we go off and do our own thing and mess up royally. We then don’t set goals (see Jan. 24th) because we are afraid to mess up again. Based on Moses’ story we see that God can have us go at least forty years to get the Egypt out of us although we are out of Egypt.

I also now think that Moses’ reluctance to go back to Egypt and lead his people out was not based on some self-perceived speech impediment, but based on his knowledge that he was a murderer. Even after forty years, people have long memories and I’m sure if someone in the palace committed murder, even if the people around at the time die off, the records would clearly record that even. After all inquiring minds want to know. People love to see the might fall. Hmmm!

Interesting!... I never thought of it that way. GOD could use- Mosse's running away situation to bring him back later for a greater purpose.

Hmmm...you think Moses knew that GOD would use him to deliver the people of Israel out of Egypt?

Wow never looked at it that way. Need to go back and read the passage again :-)

Commenting on "squeaky clean parts of the Bible"... There really are none. The only blameless person in the Bible is Jesus and His life was not a beautiful portrait either. But do not be ashamed about these things, or ever again debate about bringing them up. Embrace these never ending stories of cowards and murderers because without them, the Bible could not be relevant to our lives, we would not be able to relate to the "heroes" of the Bible.

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