Meditation

03/05/2020

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrew, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. They will fill your houses and those of all your officials and all the Egyptians—-something neither your fathers nor your forefathers have ever seen from the day they settled in this land till nos.’ Then Moses turned and left Pharaoh. Pharaoh’s officials said to him, ‘How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the Lord their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?’” (Exodus10:37)

Although God is gracious, loving, and patient, He also judges rebellious, sinful people.

The Scriptures make this clear countless times. Those who refuse His salvation and stubbornly reject His will inevitably experience God’s judgment. Their lives result in ruin.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, Moses and Aaron sought out Pharaoh once again, with a final offer him. Let God’s people go, or He would let locusts swarm over the land and eat or destroy what was left from Pharaoh’s stubbornness. Pharaoh finally gives in and issues orders to let the Hebrews go free, to worship the Lord their God. Then, he changed his mind and said only take the men to worship. Pharaoh sought to test the limits of God’s patience and it cost him dearly. Help us to gain the wisdom from the Exodus story, not the tempt God for any reason, for in doing so, we might just incur His anger. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Jesus is right for whatever is wrong is wrong in your life.

KNOWING GOD:

The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved. Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn and horror grips me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Whey then is there no healing for the wound of my people.” (Jeremiah8:2022)

The tragic word, although it had an immediate meaning to Israel, is relevant to all times and places. It is sad to think

I AM:

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and toe celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague his inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the feast of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the feast of Tabernacles. On that day holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day there will be no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord Almighty.” (Zechariah 16=21)

God wants all people to worship Him. Past history does not exclude people from worship. People who refuse to worship face God’s judgment. The principle is applicable to people in all situations. Unless people truly worship God through faith in Jesus Christ. Judgment will come. We must come to Jesus Christ, trust Him, and worship Him, or we will incur God’s judgment. Worship must result in holy living to be pleasing to God.

Second Thought of the Day:

He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house. But I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come too this place of torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ ‘He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ (Luke16:-2731)

People who persistently reject salvation in Christ face eternal separation from God in hell. They they will realize how vital it is to receive God’s forgiveness and life. The rich man, even in hell, was so aware of these truths that he wanted someone to to tell his brothers of the eternal fate of those who refuse Christ.

The lesson is for Christians. It calls us to love the lost who face such judgment. Our witness can lead people to Christ and away from hell, but they must be willing to listen to our witness. Again, it is not up to us, as to whether they accept our witness, for it is their responsibility to be listening. Understand?

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