Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Story of Redemption - Day 18

Exodus 4-6
We can always trust the Lord because of Who He is.

Moses, in the desert, hid from certain punishment in Egypt for murdering someone. 

The story today begins not with the bold leader we know and love, but with a scared, tongue-tied Moses. He's hiding so far in the desert that the Lord gets his attention with a burning, non-consuming bush. God told him that he was the one who would lead His people from the oppression of Egypt, but Moses had nothing but excuses, explaining why he was not the man for the job. Fear blinded Moses to the plan God had perfectly laid out for him. 

"God is not looking for s to have it all together. He is looking for obedience and surrender. That is how God uses us to build His kingdom."

Reluctantly, Moses (along with his brother Aaron as his and His mouthpiece), headed back to Egypt and let the people know that he was the leader God wanted to lead them from their slavery. The people believed and worshipped. God had heard their cries and sent a deliverer.

"It is interesting to note that this worship precedes their deliverance. They did not worship because they had gotten what they wanted; they worshiped God for who He was and trusted that He could do what He had promised to do." Acts of worship do not depend on our circumstances but on God's goodness. 

Pharoah and his leaders were NOT in favor of their slave workforce leaving, so the next few chapters reveal that the people were even more oppressed and SO READY to be delivered. 

We don't have to be paralyzed with fear. We can rest in the Gospel, His strength, and not our own. 

 The Story of Redemption, Volume 1 | Genesis - 2 Samuel by The Daily Grace Co

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