This I write in reply to your posting of 28 Apr 2015.
You quoted me, “Was Moses not equipped for the job for which God selected him? If that is the case, then there is something wrong with God, because God selected a person who was not equipped for the job” I also wrote, as the next sentence, “When we reason like this, we are questioning God’s deity, which delights Satan.” This sentence voids your statement that followed in your posting, “Doesn't that itself undermine God, because he says to Paul in 2 Cor 12:9 "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." …” The Apostle Paul continued about God’s grace and you mentioned it in your posting. I am at a loss to find the logical connection between Moses’ calling and Apostle Paul’s ailment for which he prayed. You should logically connect the calling of Moses and Saul the Pharisee, which you did not do. Moses was called when he was tending the sheep and Saul of Tarsus—the Pharisee—was called when he was engaged in his work. If you want to connect the prayer of Apostle Paul on his physical ailment, then you should find a similar incident from the life of Moses. This you did not do. When we do not connect related incidents, we will go wrong in our interpretations of the Scriptures, because we are not dividing the Scriptures in a straight line.
You mentioned another incident from the life of Peter, “Or is this verse only for the weaknesses that we have? Similarly in Peter's life, we see that he was a fisherman, not as well versed about the Scriptures (Acts 4:13 "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.")” If you are trying to connect Peter’s knowledge about the Scriptures before he was called, then you should compare that with the knowledge of Moses about the Scriptures before his call. If you try to do this kind of comparison from the lives of Moses and Peter, then you will be leading yourself into trouble, because there was no Scriptures—written Word of God—before Moses. Moses was the first one who wrote down the Scriptures by the inspiration of God.
You compared Moses and Jonah by writing, “But about Moses, you do see that Moses was reluctant to go when God commanded (Exodus 4:10-17, 6:10-12) I'm not saying that he was disobedient like Jonah, who disobeyed God (Jonah 1:1,2). I think that Moses knew the power of God, what God was able to do, but he had doubt that he could be used for what God called him, given his drawbacks. Jonah, on the other hand, did not want God to show mercy to Ninevah (Jonah 4:2). He knew what God's mercy was, and he did not want that to be evident to the people of Ninevah.” Could you tell me, from the Scriptures, how did you come to conclude about the knowledge of Moses with respect to the power of God?
Your observations on the next question about leaders sharing their responsibilities with others are interesting.
You wrote an answer to my question, “Do you read in the Scriptures that God disapproved what Moses did?” Your answer to this question was, “You don't see God's approval either. It's the same case with Abraham and Isaac when they lied about their wives (Genesis 12:11-13, 20:2, 26:7)” When you made your statement about what I see in the Scriptures about Moses’ action and God’s approval, then it was done without giving an answer to my question. Your answer appears as a ‘shot across the bow,’ as matter of speaking. When I asked you the question, I was expecting you to reply by giving your reason for your statement. Let us proceed in an orderly manner.
I cannot see the logical connection between what Moses did and the incidents from the lives of Abraham and Isaac. You have to explain this to present it as a cutting along a straight line the Word of Truth.
You quoted my question, “Do you read that God told Moses about what He will do to enable those whom he has to select?” You followed my question with an answer, “(Exodus 18) I wasn't able to find anything as you asked. If so, it seems to be like a mistake that he did select the men, like Joshua making a treaty with the Gibeonites without inquiring of the Lord (Joshua 9:14, 15)” Moses selecting the men were from among the children of Israel to judge them. Joshua made a covenant with the Gibeonites, who were not any way connected with the children of Israel. Not only that, the covenant that Joshua made was a covenant of peace and not giving them any authority to judge Israel. You have to provide an explanation on it.
Your 3rd question in the opening frame was, “What does/should a leader do when others oppose him? It is good when the leader is doing something wrong, like how Paul corrected Peter; but what if it is like Korah did to Moses?” You gave the answer to this as, “Moses took the issue of Korah to the Lord.” To this I replied, “You did not answer your question. The question was “What does/should a leader do…?”” If I caused confusion, I will try to clarify my statement that you did not answer your question. The following is my explanation:
Korah was opposing the authority of Aaron to be the high priest. God did not call Korah any time before that to be a priest. However, he relied on his birth in the tribe of Levi as the qualification to be the high priest and to question Aaron’s authority.
On the other hand, Peter and Paul are two apostles that Christ called and authorized for His service. Either of them claimed that office because of their birth or birthright among the children of Israel, as Korah did. The Apostle Paul corrected the Apostle Peter. The Apostle Paul did not question the apostleship of Peter, as Korah did about the priesthood of Aaron. The apostle Paul was not consumed by the earth for correcting Peter as happened to Korah. However, the Apostle Peter wrote about the apostleship of Paul.
Having provided these, let me repeat, “You have to provide your answer and it should be more that what Moses, Paul, or Peter did. What they did was written for our edification and you should look into the Scriptures and provide an answer. Your answer should tell us, what you learn from them. When you do that, then you will say that God enabled them to complete the work for which they were called by God.”
Thank you for explaining your question #4. In the light of it, let me say that if you will search the Scriptures, after hearing a person or reading from his writings, as the Bereans did, then you—as a believer—will be led by the Holy Spirit to recognize the leaders appointed by the Holy Spirit. This is so, because you need the help of the Holy Spirit in searching the Scriptures. It is also written that we should test all spirits. Searching the Scriptures is the best way to test the spirits of men.
Let me use your example to further clarification of what I just wrote on the previous paragraph. You mentioned about Theudas. He was not a believer in Christ, but was a Jewish leader. He was not appointed by God. It was Gamaliel who brought the name of Theudas to remind the Jewish leaders about the inappropriateness of their action. In other words, Theudas is the wrong example in connection with what you wrote.
Is it possible for you to deduce the answers from the Scriptures, rather than answering your questions from some examples, though the examples are taken from the Scriptures without the appropriate context?