Exodus 12: A New Beginning

Exodus 12

“This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you” (verse 2.)

The children of Israel had been enslaved for years. 430 years (verse 41.) 👉 Have you ever been in a place so difficult that it felt like nothing would ever change?

As God prepared to bring his people up out of bondage and into freedom, he told them that it was a new day for them. It was a beginning. It was the start of a new year. One day, looking back, they would tell their children that this was the moment when everything changed.

Through the prophet Isaiah, God told the people, “Behold, I am doing a new thing” (Isaiah 43:19.)

The same message is spoken in Revelation 21:5, “Behold I am making all things new.”

It’s what God does for his people. He makes us new. When we come to the Father, it is a new day – a fresh beginning.

We just have to embrace it. We have to live in it. We have to accept it. We draw the line in the sand and say, “Today is the beginning of something new for me.”

It’s a new day, my friends.

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Exodus 11: One Plague More

Exodus 11

One plague more…(vs 1.) The finality here is scary. If this were a movie we would be on the edge of our seats. There comes a time when there are no more chances.

My mind instantly went to Matthew 24:36.

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”

“Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left” (Matthew 24:40-41.)

There will be a day when there aren’t any more chances. Who still needs to hear about Jesus?

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Exodus 10: Pause for a Reminder

Exodus 10

Over and over, in our reading of Exodus, God has made it clear that his purpose is that Pharaoh and the Egyptians would know that He is the Lord. His purpose is revelation.

So, it really stood out to me today that this time – the purpose of this 8th plague – was that Moses would know that He was the Lord. God’s purpose moves from revelation to reminder.

Have you ever needed to be reminded that He is the Lord? That everything falls under His control? That nothing and no one falls through the cracks? That He is aware of the tiniest detail of your situation?

Do you ever just need a reminder?

Yeah, me too.

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Exodus 9: The Word and Life

Exodus 9

“Then whoever feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh hurried his slaves and his livestock into the houses” (verse 20.)

These are the people and livestock that lived.

“But whoever did not pay attention to the word of the Lord left his slaves and his livestock in the field” (verse 21.)

These are the people and livestock that died.

Do you see it? Fearing the word of the Lord meant life. Ignoring the word of the Lord meant death.

Proverbs 1:32-33 teaches that the simple turn away from the word of the Lord and are killed. Whoever listens to wisdom, however, dwells secure.

The word of the Lord is life giving. It provides protection. It gives guidance.

It seems simple. “Do this and live.” And, yet, many did not. They ignored the warning and paid the price. How often do I do the same?

I know to hold my tongue and, yet, I let the words fly.

I know to forgive and, yet, I cling to my anger.

I know to overlook an offense and, yet, I choose to be offended.

I know to spend time in the Word and, yet, I occupy my mind with other things.

How often do I, like the group in Exodus 9:21, not pay attention to the word of the Lord?

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Exodus 8: Obey – All the Way

Exodus 8

God wanted the people to go into the wilderness and worship him.

Pharaoh offers to let them stay close and sacrifice.

In other words, Pharaoh wanted to obey his way. But partial obedience is outright disobedience.

While it may look differently in our lives, we often attempt to compromise on the commands of Christ. We try to get away with partial obedience.

Maybe we think “not hating” our neighbor should satisfy the command to love our neighbor.

Perhaps we say we have forgiven an offense but we reserve the right to bring it up at anytime.

Lord, give us hearts that long to obey completely. No compromises. No procrastination. Obedience – all the way and right away.

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