Exodus 7:6-7 Not Time For Retirement

“Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.” Exodus 7:6-7

Prior to Noah and the flooding of the earth, people lived to be several hundred years old. After the flood, God changed that. From that point forward people were only allowed to live to a maximum of about 120 years old.

Now Moses and Aaron are both in their eighties. They are no longer young men. Yet, this is the time God calls them to do a mighty work for Him. The job was to go before Pharaoh and get him to release the people from slavery. They were to now lead a million people out of slavery into the wilderness, with the goal of reaching the promised land. This would not be an easy task for even a young man, much less someone who is elderly. However, Moses and Aaron did what God told them to do.

No matter what your age is, God can use you. You may be living in the later years of your life and up to this point God has not done anything real great with you. Now God may be asking you to do something big for Him.

No matter where you are in your life, God is always preparing you for the next step. He is putting you through training to do the next work He has for you to do. Remember it was God who created you. It is God who gives you strength and wisdom. It is God who gives you the ability to do what you do. In yourself, you have not abilities or strength.

Be open to what God may be asking you to do, regardless of how old or young you are. Many people when they get older want to slow down and just retire. Yet, that may be the time God is ready for you to lead some people out of slavery. That may be the time when God wants to use you to change the world.

Are you willing to do what God wants you to do?

Are you trusting Him for the strength to do it?

Or are you just wanting to retire?

I pray today that God will reveal His plans for you to you; that you will know the strength God provides; that God will touch the world through you; that you will be willing to do the work God has for you to do; and that many will know Jesus through you.


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