Moses is doing his best to communicate with Pharaoh about God’s wishes and (finally) be obedient to what God is calling him to do. Yet the Israelites’ lot seems to get worse and worse, as Pharaoh issues orders to make their lives more difficult.
This seems to be common to the human condition, especially as it pertains to one’s relationship to God. You think you are doing what the Lord wants you to do, yet things are going terribly. It makes you wonder: am I in the right place?
- When is a time when you thought you were doing what the Lord asked you to do, yet things still went badly? What did you learn during that time?
- Has God doubled down for you? How did he show up for the Israelites, and for Moses?
Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.”