Our Own Exodus Story
This Exodus that we see played out in scripture, is so intricate! There are so many layers to Gods plan and what it will accomplish.
It will touch the lives and hearts of the Israelites.
Exodus 6:7 “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…”
It will touch the lives and hearts of the Egyptians.
Exodus 7:5 “The Egyptian’s shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.
He even reaches the servants of the evil one…
Exodus 8:18–19 “ The magicians tried by their secret arts to produce the gnats, but they could not… then the magicians said to pharaoh, this is the finger of God…”
It says in later books of the Bible that other countries heard of the God of the Israelites and we’re afraid. (2 Chron. 20:29)
We must learn this Exodus story and hide its lessons in our hearts, so that our faith and our steadfastness do not fail in the midst of the trials we face in this life.
We each are living out our own exodus story. God is working in our lives to bring us out of the bondage we live in. What are you a slave to? Could it be image, greed, self gratification? (which can take many forms) Is it pride or hatred? In this 21st-century the list of sins people are slaves to is very long. God is still working in in our lives today, just as he did in biblical times. God is working in ways we may not understand or even see, to bring each of us to the place where we will know that he is the Lord our God. He is also working in the lives of others involved in our story so that they too, will learn that He is The Lord God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help us to be faithful to you. Help us to be strong in our hearts and take courage as we wait for you to lead us and free us! (Ps. 27:14)
Psalm 27:1-3 “The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who will stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.“