When You Have Your Hands Full

READ : Exodus 17-19 Moses had more than his share of problems. Notice how he handled them. When the people complained, Moses cried to the Lord. When you have a problem, “take it to the Lord in prayer.” When people cause you difficulties, look to the Lord and ask him for wisdom. Now comes the attack of the Amalekites. Here the answer is a combination of prayer and the help of others. As long as Moses holds his hands up …

God Will Take Care of You

READ : Exodus 14-16 Pharaoh’s repentance was short-lived. That slave labor was too good to lose. The pursuing Egyptians filled the Israelites with fear. While Moses told them to stand still, God’s order was to go forward. Miraculously, the Red Sea or the Sea of Reeds opened before them. Sometimes God uses ordinary physical phenomena to accomplish his miracles; in this case it was a strong wind. Let us accept God’s help when he chooses to use ordinary means and …

I Will Pass over You

READ : Exodus 11-13 Nine plagues struck Egypt and still Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let Israel go. One more plague was to strike, but before this Israel was given instructions regarding the Passover meal. It was to be a family affair. There was to be unleavened bread, since leaven apparently symbolized sin. Likewise, there was to be bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of the slavery of Egypt. But the main course was a lamb. They were not …

Hard Hearts

READ : Exodus 8-10 Again and again we read of Pharaoh hardening his heart. We need to realize that the Bible teaches we were born with hearts as hard as stone. Only by the gracious work of the Holy Spirit, the work of regeneration, are our hearts soft and submissive to God. Let us realize that were it not for the grace of God our hearts would be as hard as that of Pharaoh, and that we would suffer tragic …

No One Said it Would Be Easy

READ : Exodus 5-7 Moses’ attempt to do what God wants runs into stiff resistance on the part of Pharaoh. He has an arrogant attitude toward Moses but also toward God. There are people like that today. From this biblical story, we see that such people are in big trouble. How do frail human beings dare rebel against Almighty God. Yet they do. Let us be sure we are not one of them. Things often get worse before they get …