The Family Altar
It was Moses who was living peacefully, marrying the sheik of Midian’s daughter, Zipporah. And while he was out there herding the sheep, one day on the backside of the desert with a familiar old path he was walking down, herding the sheep, at peace. Israel was in bondage under slavery. He was thinking on his ways. “This is not my job as a sheepherder. God called me to be a preacher.”
How do I know that I’m not preaching to a Moses tonight that’s out yonder in a steel factory, or down here at the pulp factory, or out yonder driving a truck somewhere, that God hasn’t commissioned you to save souls. Instead of doing it, you’ve got you a job to make your daily bread, living at ease, and thousands of souls going into destruction.
41 How do I know that I’m not preaching to a man or a woman that’s called to the mission field, and yet you’re selling that birthright for a morsel of bread. Come to yourself. Think on your ways. See what it will gain you…What will you prosper by it? If you gain the whole world and lose your soul, what have you done? Think on your ways.
And as Moses begin to think on his ways, “I’m a murderer; I’m a coward. God called me to be a preacher. He’s…I was borned a peculiar birth. I was hid in the bulrushes. I’ll never forget my mother’s story when she told me that God had called me. I had the message in my heart. But I got so much theology in me, why, I tried to do it my own way. But still there’s a God somewhere or He’d never spared my life.”
While he was thinking on his ways, he happened to look sideways and there was a burning bush to answer him. God have mercy.
42 There’s a burning bush here tonight to answer every brother away from a call of God. Think on your ways. The Holy Ghost is here to heal the sick, showing signs and wonders and miracles. Many of you people has wanted to be a Christian. Many of you has wanted to do something for God. And you’ve neglected it for the washtub, for a job out yonder in a factory somewhere.
Some of you women that ought to be home with your kids, reading the Bible to them. You got a job out yonder to make a extra dollar. Shame on you. God gave you a job; that’s raise them children. Teach them the things of God. It’s the truth. Think on your ways, woman. What will them dollars do? They’ll ring like Judas Iscariot’s did. Think on your ways and turn your foot to His testimonies, unto His Blood, unto His grace, unto His offer.
“As I thought on my ways,” said David, “I turned my feet to thy testimony.” Sure. Think on your ways as you go.
59-0814 - As I Thought On My Ways
Rev. William Marrion Branham