In Exodus 4:2-4
The Lord God asks Moses, “What is in his hand?” Moses replied, “A staff.”
The Lord God said, “Throw it down to the ground.”
Moses did so and it turned into a snake and Moses ran from it.
God said to Moses, “Reach out and grab the snake by the tail.”
Moses did so and it turn back into a staff, again.
A shepherd staff/rod is deadwood, that can’t grow into a tree.
We also can become deadwood, so God uses trials to wake us up so we can be used by
Just as a staff is used to lean on or for security, we use things to lean on or to use as
security. We many use careers, money and so on for a rod.
So what is your rod/staff that you are leaning on? God wants you to cast down you rod
to see if it turns into a serpent. If it does, then you are leaning on it as a security.
So don’t let Satan slither into you life.
God himself should be your only Rod/Staff
In Psalm 23:4 “for Your rod and staff comforts me.”