Meditation

Meditation for 05/20/2019

“So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, ‘In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt.” (Exodus 16:6-7)

The Exodus of Israel from slavery in Egypt was the great Old Testament example of God’s saving action in history. “Saved” (Hebrew – hoshia’), also the root for “deliverance,” means “to be wide and spacious” or “to develop without hindrance.

It thus signified freedom of victory. Here it referred to God’s victory over the Pharaoh and the freedom Israel gained through her deliverance from Egypt. The important point here is the victory of God, not the drowning of the Egyptians. The victory established God’s Lordship beyond dispute. It became basis for the hope that God would one day complete what He had begun. That day came with Jesus.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Abba, You have shown us all since the day you had Moses direct the Hebrews out of Egypt, across the desert, and into the lands promised by You, that You are our God and that when You say you will do something, You will do it. Help us, Abba, to learn patience to wait upon You, for only You know the right time to fulfill Your promises. Let us learn to let go and let You fulfill Your purposes at the right time, for the right reasons, and that all of it comes from Your will and that we must learn to follow Your will in all things of our lives. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Be the change you want to see in people!”

KNOWING GOD:

“Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception; surely in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.” (Jeremiah 3:23)

Our salvation beloved, is not in idols and the worship of false gods, but rather in a covenant relationship with the loving God.

I AM:

Salvation, Initiative: (Romans 1:16-17)

The gospel which we preach is God’s gospel, not ours (Mark 1:14). It is the good news that God’s reign has arrived in Jesus of Nazareth. Those who turn from sin and trust themselves to Christ will be saved (Mark 1:15). That gospel has the power to save those who believe, whether Jew or Gentile. The gospel reveals that persons are made right with God through faith or faithfulness. According to Paul elsewhere (Galatians 3:8), this gospel was announced in advance to Abraham.

Second Thought of the Day:

“Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cove over a multitude of sins.” (James 5:20)

God wants the saved to warn sinners about their errors, because the wages of sin is death (Genesis 3:3; Romans 6:23).

One of the ways God takes the initiative to salvation is by providing saved persons who warn the lost. Some interpreters take the sins covered to be those of the warner, but this has no basis in other Scriptures.

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