Saturday, August 22, 2009

Four Questions for Commitment

READ Exodus 3:1-15

In order to truly offer ourselves to the Lord with complete commitment, we, like Moses, must answer three key questions. The first is, “Who is God?” In Exodus 3, the Lord started the dialogue by using a burning bush to get Moses’ attention (v. 2). Then, He introduced Himself as the God of his forefathers. (v. 6) Four times in this passage God stated His identity. He knew Moses would be unable to take even the first step of faith until he knew the One with whom he was speaking. We, also, can not give ourselves wholly to God until first coming to know Him in Jesus Christ.

The second question you must answer to completely commit yourself to the Lord is, “Who am I?” Once Moses knew who God was, his next question established a sharp contrast. It was as if he asked, “Okay, I know who You are, but who am I?” (Exodus 3:11) I think it's pretty encouraging that the Lord answered Moses’ question with a promise. In verse 12, He essentially replied, “I will tell you who you are. You are the one whom I am with.” Here, God gave Moses’ life significance based not in the man’s deeds, but in God’s own glory. Now, that’s a significant life!

The third question you need to answer is, “Why am I here?” Whether you can comprehend it or not, there is only one reason why you and I are alive today. Passages such as Matthew 5:16, Romans 15:5-6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, and 1 Peter 2:12 make it perfectly clear. Our job is to bring glory and honor to God by the way we live, the way we speak, and the way we love.

Knowing these truths deep in your heart will revolutionize your commitment to the Lord. Have you settled them in your heart and mind?

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