August 3 – Exodus 4:1-9
August 3 – Exodus 4:1-9
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Father God, help me be obedient in the small things today, so You can use me in the big things, and You can know I will be obedient. Help me see how important it is for me to follow You without question. Help me hear Your voice clearly. I know in order to be obedient and hear You clearly, I must stay in Your Word. I must know You better today than I did yesterday and love You more today than yesterday. Help me desire to know You and Your word. Help me see You clearly, for when I see You, I see truth, love, and grace.
In Jesus’ name.
Moses continued to doubt his effectiveness. What does God ask him to do?
What do you think Moses’ feelings/emotions are during God’s wonders? How must it have been to actually hear God’s voice?
God gave Moses a final command to carry out if the Egyptians did not believe him. He was told to take water from the Nile, pour it on the ground and see the water become blood.
As merciful and gracious as God is, he did not want his people suffering affliction and persecution and took drastic measures.
God expected Moses to be obedient. He calls us to be obedient as well.
As you reflect on God’s grace and mercy, what steps can you take to become more obedient?
Pray for The Holy Spirit to direct your mind, thoughts, actions, and words as you strive to decrease yourself and increase in God.
Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’” 2 The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” 3 And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. 4 But the Lord said to Moses, “Put out your hand and catch it by the tail”—so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand— 5 “that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.” 6 Again, the Lord said to him, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. 7 Then God said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” So he put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. 8 “If they will not believe you,” God said, “or listen to the first sign, they may believe the latter sign. 9 If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”