I think that every pastor when he is ordained should have to memorize these words of Exodus 4. Why do we think that we have to be so clever, so eloquent, so polished in our preaching and teaching? Why do we think that it is our job to convert the masses by our own talents and skills?
Oh, that we were all like Moses, lacking in eloquence. Even the Apostle Paul said: “I did not come to you with eloquent speech.”
Ordinand: “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.”
Ordinator: “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”
Ordinand: “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.”
Ordinator: “Go in peace”
Based on (Exodus 4:10-14).