Meditation

07/11/2022

‘And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord. So the Israelites did this.’ The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen. He made the wheels their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, ‘Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.’” (Exodus 14:4, 18, 25 – Glory to God)

God’s might entered into the conflict of this world on the side of right and justice. He revealed His universal power and introduced Himself to the Egyptians through the Exodus. God works in history to let people know who He is and to call them to be His people. Even as God judges a people who reject His gracious salvation, He brings glory to Himself. God, through Moses had offered the Egyptians the same salvation that we have been offered; yet, they rejected the offer. He allowed the Egyptians to pursue His people but only so far as the Red Sea, and then He made a statement of might over the previously thought invincible army of Egypt to its knees. At that crossing point on the bottom of the water, archaeologists have found the remnants of the chariots, armor, and even horses skeletons, which testify to God’s unwavering power to protect His people.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, we read this story of your show of strength towards the Egyptian kin and army, and take comfort that this was not just a revelation of Your power, but of a willingness to protect Your people then, and You are today. Today we continue to pray troops serving in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, that a peaceful solution might be found and let the fighting be silenced. We also pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, for those we don’t know. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Time well spent is time spent in prayer.”

KNOWING GOD:

And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need, so that all the people’s of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. But your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” (1st Kings 8:59-60 – Glory to God)

I pray that when you think of the Lord’s Prayer, you will remember these two verses from 1st Kings. It is a lesson not to think further than the day you are in. Pray for God to meet your needs for this day, and then you will see that He will do just that. Don’t ask for more than you need and remember a need is not a luxury item; rather, it is those basic needs we have each day, and then remember to thank Him for meeting your needs.

I AM:

They raise their voices, they shout with joy; from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; exalt the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing; ‘Glory to the Righteous One.’” (Isaiah 24:14-16 – Glory to God)

When people realize the goodness and majesty of the Lord, they ‘shout’ in praise. This incites others to give gory to God. Finally, the ends of the earth hear songs of praise. When nations truly know the Lord, they praise Him, and He is glorified. Thus we are to tell them of His majesty and glory—-that is called evangelism, beloved.

2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

So whether you either eat or drink or whatever you do, do I all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—-even as I try to please every body in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many,, so that they may be saved. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1st Corinthians 10:31-33 – Glory to God)

The highest motive in Christian evangelization is to bring glory too God. This motivation will so affect our life-style that we will never cause anyone to stumble because of our actions or ambitions. It will move us to self-giving for God’s glory and the good of all people. The best good we bring to all people is to help them accept Jesus and Lord and Savior and thus they will find life, true life.

3 thoughts on “Meditation

  1. Amen and Amen I love any revelation from the book of Exodus. Just amazing to know how God works in different ways and in ways we wouldn’t expect. Because yho! The bible says God hardened pharaoh’s heart in order to gain glory for Himself. That’s deep!!!

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