So Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God. Who are the ones that are going?”9 And Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to the Lord.”10 Then he said to them, “The Lord had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go! Beware, for evil is ahead of you. 11 Not so! Go now, you who are men, and serve the Lord, for that is what you desired.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.
When Moses was asked by Pharaoh who is going with you to serve the Lord, he answered that everybody and the possessions of the people will go along with them. Then Pharaoh gives a striking remark ‘Beware, for evil is ahead of you ‘about the safety of the little ones and because of that he did not want to allow them to leave. This is the remark that Satan gives us many times when we try to do God’s work according to His will. The devil will persuade you to hit the middle ground because of many reasons which sounds very safe and wonderful according to human standards. If we hear those remarks and process in our minds then fear will occupy our hearts. This fear will hinder us from what God wants us to do. This will force to hit a middle ground or compromise on certain things and still trying to do what God wants us to do. The problem is that we will not receive the full blessing and the second one is we may not be able to sustain in that work of God for a long time. Imagine if the Israelites men only went to the wilderness without taking their children and their wives, then they have to come back to Egypt or bondage again. That generation would have lost the blessing of God that was intended by God for them. Likewise, when God says to us something, let us not try to hit a middle ground so that He will be happy and we are also in somewhat in a comfort zone. This attitude will never work in God’s kingdom.