He Thought The Lord Had Made A Mistake

that he was not the man. He said, "Who am I?" He was very small in

his own estimation. Forty years before he had started out as a good

many others have started. He thought he was pretty well equipped for

service. He had been in the schools of the Egyptians, he had been in

the palaces of Egypt, he had moved in the bon ton society. He had

had all the advantages any man could have when he started out,

undoubtedly, without
calling on the God of Abraham for wisdom and

guidance, yet he broke down.

How many men have started out in some profession and made a failure

of it! They haven't heard the voice of God, they haven't waited upon

God for instruction.

I suppose Moses thought that the children of Israel would be greatly

honored to know that a prince of the realm was going to take up

their cause, but you remember how he lost his temper and killed the

Egyptian, and next day, when he interfered in a quarrel between two

Hebrews, they wanted to know who had made him judge and ruler over

them, and he had to flee into the desert, and was there for forty

years hidden away. He killed the Egyptian and lost his influence

thereby. Murder for liberty; wrong for right; it was a poor way to

reform abuses, and Moses needed training.

It was a long time for God to keep him in His school, a long time

for a man to wait in the prime of his life, from forty to eighty.

Moses had been brought us with all the luxuries that Egypt could

give him, and now he was a shepherd, and in the sight of the

Egyptians a shepherd was an abomination. I have an idea that Moses

started out with a great deal bigger head than heart. I believe that

is the reason so many fail; they have