God led Israel straight into a trap and then watched their reaction. He does that to us sometimes as well - to let us know whether we trust Him and to show us His great power.
We may not realize it, but we all need a guide - someone to take us into the dangerous presence of God. Many of us feel ashamed because of our own failures. But Jesus knows our weaknesses through and through, yet willingly guides us to the Father.
The Passover is a wonderful picture of the plight of sinful man and the provision of a gracious God - a God who judges sin with death but gives grace through the blood of the Lamb of God.
We run around in our lives looking for peace and rest - but when we see the promise of rest that God promises in Jesus sometimes we hesitate to "seal the deal." Let Him give you rest for your soul!
There is no more deep darkness than when you stand in opposition to God - as Pharaoh does in these chapters. But there is also always light and hope for those who have a relationship with God. What darkness covers your life right now?
Many of us are exposed to the gospel, but as the Israelites had a choice to go into the Promised Land, we have a choice whether to believe God when He says salvation is through Jesus Christ. Do you have a hard or soft heart to the Lord?
The plagues of Egypt get closer and closer to home. God warns the Egyptians how to escape His judgment. Some listen, others do not. What is the condition of your heart when it comes to receiving from God's Word?
There are a lot of things that distract us in this life - but if we are not careful we may drift past the most important thing ever.
When we are on a mission from God and we run into barriers and things don't seem successful - how do we react? Moses experienced this upon returning to Egypt. We learn how God works with us but keeps on task.
Angels are awesome beings capable of great feats. But are they to be worshipped? We look at the differences between angels and the son of God, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is like the perfect photograph of the Father - not just physical likeness but His entire personality and character. As He shines His light on your life - are you photo-sensitive to His character?
Most of the time we think of spiritual giants just itching to do God's work. Moses was actually very reluctant to answer God's call. This gives us ordinary folks hope. God takes us - whatever we have in our hand - and uses it for His glory.
Sometimes the new and improved isn't - and we become leary. When God came up with a new and improved way to approach Him, some thought the new way was uncomfortable so they wanted to go back.
Learn about God giving courage to those who needed to try their faith as he prepares a leader to rescue Israel from slavery to sin and as a picture of God rescuing us from sin as well.
Broken relationships are among the Christians thorniest problems - yet relationships are so vital to our life as a believer. Paul gives us some good ways to help break down barriers we put up between ourselves and restore broken relationships.
We as humans see things we don't like in ourselves - then just decide to change. But we are who we are and cannot change - unless God does the transformation. We also hear how God uses this to turn what the enemy means for harm into good.
Christians are more and more known for what we are against than what we are for. This confuses people about what the gospel is really about. Paul gives some very practical advice on how to be practically spiritual in an unsaved world.
Jacob and his family move to Egypt, knowing that they will face hardship. Yet God also promised to go with them and bring them. He makes the same promise to us if we will go the place of worship, peace, and refreshment.
Joseph tests his brothers - but he is not being capricious or vindictive - rather he is testing whether they are the same characters who tried to kill him. We learn important lessons about the kind of repentence we have.
We fight so much for individual rights that we forget that our behavior is being watched by others - and can make a difference whether they come to Christ or not. So being free in Christ means freedom to say "no" to things we can do.
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