Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. 5 And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” 6 Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. 7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. Exodus 7:1-6
This is the first we see that Moses didn’t complain about his assignment. Since he was going with his big brother Aaron, it would be okay.
Admittedly, though, their assignment was not exactly a “resume enhancer” because God already told them that Pharaoh wouldn’t let the Israelites go. But they had to at least make the effort to inform Pharaoh of the Lord’s intentions. This would be the first of many miracles Pharaoh would request and the duo would perform on the Lord’s behalf.
There’s no indication that they went to Pharaoh fearing for their lives. The Lord had given them enough confidence to go and boldly request the Israelites leave. That in itself is a testament to God giving both of them faith and confidence in their God and their mission. Over time and with enough reassurance, they were up to the task.
Should our faith be as malleable as that? Probably not but we’re not given such monumental and life-changing tasks either.
Jesus told us we needed to have faith the size of a mustard seed, so we probably shouldn’t be comparing our faith to Moses’ and Aaron’s faith. Actually, we shouldn’t be comparing our faith to anyone else’s faith because we are all at different stages of our faith journey. What may be tremendous faith to some may be plain vanilla faith to someone who is much further along in their faith, not more advanced or more spiritual, but further along in their walk.