By focusing on Gods faithfulness in the past, we are able to face todays crisis’s with confidence rather than fear.
Chapters 5 to 14 in the book of Exodus are worth a read. The Israelites had been slaves to the Egyptians for a long time, and God sends Moses to have a chat with Pharaoh about their freedom. Naturally the Egyptian leader is not thrilled about the idea of having no one but themselves do all the hard work.
God provided plenty of opportunity for Pharaoh to have a change of heart, and at the same time the Egyptian needed to know that he wasn’t God. After a lot of talk between Moses and Pharaoh, (and of course the plagues) the Egyptian was one angry dude and sent them all on their way.
When the Egyptians realised what they had done they decided to pursue Moses and the Israelites, (Who knows what would have happened if they succeeded) and they probably thought they had it easy once they found out where they had all gone.
Meanwhile God had his people right where he wanted them and it was time for another display of Gods authority vs human power. The crossing of the red sea is what happens next and its pretty amazing.
There are commands and truths that the God shares all through scripture that followers of Christ need to pay attention to. They are given to help us mature in our faith, to allow us to know the Goodness of God and so we can avoid sin. I want to share what stood out to me in this part of Exodus…
- Do not be afraid and stand firm
- You will see deliverance because the Lord will fight for you
- Be still.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
Whether your stuck between the tough and impossible or in a pretty cruisy season in your faith walk, I want to encourage you to remember – Your DELIVERENCE, his STREGNTH and his PEACE.
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For a long time I didn’t understand why God kept hardening the pharaoh’s heart, since God wanted them to go. But then, with God’s help, I came to see, it was for His glory. He always has a purpose. To prove to pharaoh that God is God, to prove to the Israelites that He would do what He said, because He knew they were going to be complaining shortly about why they left egypt. Too show He would provide. See those aspects haven’t been revealed to me 🙂 🙂 maybe it’s all of the above but one thing is for sure it was for His glory 🙂 Great post Brother. I pray all is well with you 🙂
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Amen! My post today shares scripture of His deliverance. So important we know He has a purpose and will deliver us.
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