Moses has heard clearly his call from God and has cold feet. In this chapter, we read about three more objections from Moses to fulfill this calling. Each of us has a call on our lives as we come to faith in Jesus Christ. Exodus 4 gives us some clues as to what keeps us from walking boldly into that calling.
In Exodus 3:18, The Lord tells Moses to ask Pharaoh to let his people go into the desert to worship him. The rest of Exodus 3 records how God knows what the future holds. Exodus 4:21-23 can be disturbing verses at the thought of the Lord hardening Pharaoh’s heart to achieve his purposes. As we progress through Exodus we will see Pharaoh harden his own heart seven times, before God hardens his heart.