As promised, Lessons from Moses and the Israelites has been continued…
Always remember, God has an answer to everything you’ve been through, what you’re going through now and what you’re yet to go through. Call on Him always.
- The Israelites lost hope and complained. To them, God was just making their problems worse – Pharaoh increased their workload. Even Moses lost hope and questioned God if that was what He meant by rescue. God only assured Moses that He had already figured it out, that He really was going to bring them out. Sometimes, all we need is a word of assurance from God. You can only get that if you talk to Him. Instead of complaining to people, go to God. Exodus 5-6:1-8
- Moses was okay after hearing God’s assurance, but the Israelites were still discouraged and doubted God’s Word about them. Moses was not governed by His circumstances, He focused on God and His Words. The Israelites focused on their circumstances. As a child of God, His word should overrule any other word you hear or what your circumstance is saying. Exodus 6:9
- God sent Moses to Pharaoh again after the Israelites ignored his word. Moses was discouraged and remembered his flaws again(stuttering). God literally ignored him and went ahead to give Him more details on how to carry out his purpose. Really, God doesn’t focus on your flaws, it’s all about what He can do through you. He sees you as flawless. Exodus 6:10-13, 23-30, 7
- Moses stayed obedient, no matter how tough the pressure got, he always did what God required of him. Obedience is key in our walk with God.
- When God swarm Egypt with frogs, Pharaoh agreed to let the people go, so Moses prayed and asked God take away the frogs and God did. Pharaoh went back and his word and refused to let the people go. God attacked Egypt with more plagues. Just like Pharaoh, certain situations, we make promises to God but refuse to fulfill them when we’re out of them. We have to abide by our words/promises to God especially, no matter what comes our way because God does. Exodus 8, 9
- When Pharaoh decided to obey God, he wanted it on his terms – he was ready to let only the men go. God wanted all His people freed and out of slavery. Obedience to God means doing exactly as He says, not partially. It’s either all or nothing. Exodus 10:10-11, 24
- God keeps and protects His own, no matter where they find themselves. Exodus 12
- All throughout your life, remember what God has done for you. Never forget His goodness and mercies shown upon you. Exodus 13:1-16
- God was with the Israelites throughout their journey as a Pillar of cloud by day and a Pillar of fire by night. As a child of God, He goes before you, He is always with you, wherever you go, whatever you do. You’re never alone. Exodus 13:21-22