In this message, Dr. Stanley explores an early mistake in the life of Moses. Understanding what went wrong for the future leader of the Hebrews will prepare us to handle similar moments in our own lives wisely. The results will always be worth the effort.
There are three questions we should all ask whenever we are facing a major decision—what, when, and how. If we leave out even one of these, we could make the wrong choice and have to suffer the consequences. Therefore, the wisest approach is to come before the Lord, asking Him what He would have us do, how He would have us proceed, and when would be the right time according to His perfect will.
The story of Moses in Exodus 2:11-15 is an example of the importance of seeking God’s guidance before making a decision. Although Moses was a Hebrew, he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace—a place of Egyptian power, prominence, and prestige. When he was an adult, he saw an Egyptian beating a fellow Hebrew and made a rash decision that radically changed his life. He intervened by killing the Egyptian, and as a result, he lost everything and became a fugitive fleeing for his life. Eventually he settled in the desert of Midian and became a shepherd.