I just began a new study titled, “Survey of the Bible Part 1 (Old Testament)” through the Blue Letter Bible Institute online, covering the books of Genesis through Song of Solomon. When diving into the second chapter, “Exodus: Design for Deliverance”, there were several truths that came to my heart and resonated with me that I felt led to share. May they bless your heart and mind as they have me tonight.
One: God has an amazing sense of humor and he orchestrates all events into His plan, even when I don’t see it!!
Two: God never holds us guilty for feeling inadequate when he asks us to do something. In fact, knowing that we are human, he expects it. However, he does get angry with us when we challenge his strength and ability to use us as instrumental tools to build his kingdom. When Moses told God he was inadequate to deliver the people from Egypt, God recognized that and reassured Moses that he would be his tongue and speak through him. But when Moses told God he needed to get somebody else, even after God had promised to be his tongue and speak through him, God was angry that Moses did not fully trust in what He promised.
Three: “Decision brings the power of God to bear on our lives and sets us free from the guilt of the past and we can rejoice in that…But there is also the experience of passing through the Red Sea, that call to move forward, and cut off your ties with the world, and take steps that will allow the river of God’s judgment to flow between you and the ways of the world. When you take that step, you move out into that place where God dwells within you.”
Four: Our walk with God requires movement, action on our part. We cannot just sit and expect Him to do great things in our lives, we have to actively seek and trust in Him and actively live in obedience and love.
Five: The church was never meant to be a building where God is confined. Rather, the church of the Old Testament was a shadow of the house of God made alive in each of our hearts. 1 Cor. 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? With the new covenant of Christ, we have become the church…mobile, active, shared, connected. Church is beautiful when in a building, but even more spectacular when it comes alive through His people in the day to day routine of life.
May the Word of God come alive through you and may you be His hands and feet in a lost and dying world, a beacon of His hope in the darkness.
All my Love ❤