Verse of the Day
But among the Israelites it will be so peaceful that not even a dog will bark. Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and the Israelites. [NLT] Exodus 11:7
Following God’s appearance to Moses in the form of the burning bush and his return to Egypt to deliver the message of God to Pharaoh king of Egypt to release the children of Israel living among them from their enslavement, many plagues were inflicted upon Egypt with the rod in his hands, because of pharaoh’s refusal to let the Israelites leave Egypt. And even though the land and the people of Egypt were besieged by one form of plague after another, none of the plagues affected the community of the Israelites living among them. Since God had marked them for distinction, God made sure that there was a clear separation between the Israelites and the Egyptians. Are there some unsettling news hovering around your work place, your neighbourhood, your home or your area of business? Remember, since God has distinguished/exempted/separated you, you have no need to fear, because none of it will get to you. Our Father in heaven, creator of the heavens and the earth has place a clear distinction on you, so that all eyes that see you, will see the difference having Jesus in your life makes in your life in times of distress. Have no fear, Jesus is with you, and He’s made sure that none of the plagues hovering around will come near your resting place.
Verse of the Day
Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD? [NLT] Exodus 4:11
Following God’s appearance to Moses in the form of the burning bush and his new assignment to return to Egypt to lead the Israelites out of their misery; we cannot blame Moses from shrinking from what He thought was going to be a perilous, thankless and dangerous journey. He understood what it meant to go back to Egypt. After all, let’s face it, he ran away because he killed an Egyptian, but now after so many years in hiding, God was telling him to return. I’m sure in that moment he would have wished he wasn’t nosy enough to find out about the strange sight of the burning bush (Ex.3:3). Of course Moses came up with all manners of excuses why he was unsuitable, but God in His infinite mercy condescended to answer the excuse of Moses. Matthew Henry wrote that “Even self-diffidence, when it hinders us from duty, or clogs us in duty, is very displeasing to the Lord”. As much as our hesitation in our duty is displeasing to God, He is always ready to work with us until we get it right. In as much as Moses was spitting out one excuse after another, God still humoured him and tried to answer all his excuses. So next time you look at a challenge and you think, how impossible it would be for you to deal with, remember that God has already given you all the necessary knowhow to overcome that challenge. And that my friend is all you need to know in the day of adversity! You have all it takes to make that business, that career, that task a success! Now stop dithering and get to it! #verseoftheday #ExodusChallenge