August 9 – Exodus 6:1-13
August 9 – Exodus 6:1-13
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Heavenly Father, I love John 16:33 because it actually promises us two things: We will have trouble and You have already overcome the world. What a wonderful Father You are that although we will definitely have problems, You have already taken care of us and our future because You have overcome any trouble we could ever think we could endure, and You have overcome death. The thing most of us fear. Help me to remember on my worst days that I am not alone. The God of all creation is holding me in His mighty hand. Help me to remember on my best days, that the God of all creation is holding me in His might hand. No matter what is going on in my life, You, the Lord of lords, and King of kings, loves me so much, You are holding me tight and nothing could ever take me from Your might grip. Help me know that even the times that I don’t “feel” like You are there, I can rely not on how I feel, but on what I know. I know You are there. You are holding me, comforting me, and protecting me. Thank You Father for loving me so much that You hold tight no matter what I do and how I might disappoint You. You alone are faithful and worthy of my forever trust.
In Jesus’ name.
In this passage, we see God once again speaking to Moses reassuring that he sees and understand the conditions of the Israelites as they are enslaved by the Egyptians, but His promise is true. The people did not listen as Moses tried to assure them that God would lead them from Egypt into the Promised Land.
God prompted Moses to go to Pharaoh once again asking that the people of Israel be brought out of the land of Egypt.
Can you blame the people of Israel for grumbling and not trusting Moses?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where something is promised and not delivered? Perhaps you’d done everything right, said the right things, and done your best only to be disappointed.
Often the word ‘defeated’ hardly describes your feelings. If you are feeling weary from life’s situations, ask God to give you direction. Pray for those who have broken promises. Pray that your situation will improve and ask God to give you endurance and guidance.
John 16:33 gives me such promise of our future as Christians, “In this world we will have troubles, but take heart, I have overcome the world’. Jesus gives us peace and is our promise to salvation and everlasting life.
But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”
2 God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty,[a] but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. 6 Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. 7 I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord.’” 9 Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.
10 So the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land.” 12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?” 13 But the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.