Good morning y’all. Today we are working at Exodus 6.
Be blessed as you read 🙂
In the previous chapter Moses was asking God why the children of Israel were suffering all the more after he and Aaron had gone to Pharaoh to deliver God’s message.
In this chapter we see God respond to Moses’ inquiry. God started by reiterating the fact that Pharaoh will definitely let the people go.
“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.” (Exodus 6:1 ESV)
God didn’t stop there…He gave Moses a personal message for the children of Israel. God was concerned about them and wanted to reassure them that He had not forgotten the promise he made to their ancestors. He will definitely deliver them and bring them into their promised land.
Moses delivered the message to the children of Israel but they were discouraged and broken in spirit so much that they couldn’t accept or believe the word of God. The pain was too much and they just couldn’t see a way out.
“Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the lord . I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt. I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the Lord !’” So Moses told the people of Israel what the Lord had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery”. (Exodus 6:6-9 NLT)
Perhaps you are feeling discouraged today just like the children of Israel were. I’m reminding you that God is concerned about you. He knows how you feel and, like He promised the children of Israel, He will deliver you and rescue you from whatever situation in your life that is threatening to overwhelm you. He will lead you out and bring you into your promised land. Don’t give up: He is working on your behalf. Be encouraged 🙂
In Isaiah 43 He gave this promise:
“1 But now the Lord who created you, O Israel, says: Don’t be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, your Savior, the Holy One of Israel”. (Isaiah 43: 1-3 TLB)
That is God’s promise to you today. The situation you are in will not overwhelm you. He who is the Lord God Almighty will step into your situation and deliver you.
I am reminded of the lyrics of the song, ‘Stand’ by Donnie McClurkin
“Tell me what do you do when you’ve done all you can
And it seems like you can’t make it through?
Child, you just stand, you just stand, stand
Don’t you dare give up through the storm,
Stand through the rain
Through the hurt,
Yeah, through the pain
Don’t you bow, and don’t you bend
Don’t give up, no, don’t give in
Just be strong,
God will step in
And it won’t be long
After you’ve done all you can, after you’ve done all you can
After you’ve gone through the hurt,
After you’ve gone through the pain
After you’ve gone through the storm,
After you’ve gone through the rain
Prayed and cried,
Prayed and cried
Prayed and cried
Prayed and cried, oh my
After you’ve done all you can you just stand”
I will end with the words from 1 Peter 5:10
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you”.(1 Peter 5:10 ESV)
Dear Lord we thank You for today. We thank You for reminding us You are the Lord with whom nothing is difficult to do. We ask for grace to endure and stand through the storms of life. We pray You will strengthen our faith in You and help as many that are discouraged now; Holy Spirit comfort and encourage them. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed day 🙂
***With God all things are possible***