September 2 – Exodus 12:33-36

September 2 – Exodus 12:33-36

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Exodus 12:33-36

The Egyptians were urgent with the people to send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.”  The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders.   The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing.   And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.


How quickly things changed for Pharaoh, the Egyptians, and the Israelites.  These verses share how the Egyptians were URGENT in sending out the Israelites because they feared they too would die.  God indeed blessed the Israelites with silver, gold, clothes, and items to sustain them.  He recognized their obedience, and the scripture says He showed them favor.

 Change…how quickly life can change with us also.  Think of a time when life caught you by surprise with a sudden change.  Did you find yourself reacting on bended knees and calling out to God for help?  Or did you find yourself lost, wondering how you’d manage life as you tried to navigate forward? Matthew 28:20 says, “For lo, I am with you always”.  This was Jesus’ promise to us.>bible says, “He is with us always through the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus is constantly and fully present with us.  We are blessed to know that not only is He with us, but He also lives in us and works through us.” 

 How can you let Jesus live through you even in the midst of sudden unexpected life changing experiences?


Heavenly Father, I am so blessed to have You as my Lord and Savior.  You are so good to Your children.  Not only do You keep Your promises and take care of us when we don’t deserve it, You give us more than we ask for or could possibly imagine.  Sometimes it feels like we are in the middle of the wilderness and wonder when our journey will end, but You are faithful, and You bring us through the tough times.  There might be times it could have been an eleven-day trip but because of our disobedience it is forty years, or maybe You want to teach us to be completely dependent on You.  I don’t understand why things can seem delayed at times, but I do know You are always right on time, it is me that is pushing ahead or lagging behind Your timetable.  Help me to be patient and learn to sit back and love You during the wilderness days and not get ahead of myself and of You.  Thank You for loving me enough to care about the little things in my life.  Thank You for being You!

In Jesus’ name.




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