Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25th: Exodus 13-15, Mark 14: 32-72 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Exodus 13-15, Mark 14: 32-72

Exodus 14: 13-14
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. [14] The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

God told the Israelites to not worry or fear, He would help them

Exodus 14: 21-22
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, [22] and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

The Israelites had seen many miracles already, and how God was helping them. Would their faith be strong enough to not worry and just trust?

Exodus 14: 31
And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.

This is an amazing miracle, God helped the Israelites escape death and also proved to them again that He was with them and would help. But as the Israelites moved on in their journey they forgot how God had helped them in the past and were more concerned with their present problem of thirst.

Exodus 15:24
So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink ?”

Do we forget all that God has done for us already? He has died for us and given us the opportunity to be saved. As we face issues that come up that change our plans, and can bring us down, we need to remember the big picture - how God has loved us and cared for us and promises to keep doing this for us.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 16-18, Mark 15

1 comment:

Tammy said...

So often we allow our current circumstances to make us forget what God has done for us in the past. But He knows, He cares, and He is faithful.