We are 30 days in and on into the Book of Exodus; this is a very exciting day!
Today’s reading: Exodus, chapters 1-3
OK, so today we have baby Moses in his basket and Pharaoh’s daughter, and the Lord speaking to Moses out of the burning bush. We’ve heard these pieces preached, we’ve discussed them in Sunday School classes. But one particular verse caught my attention and I would like to focus on that for our chronological post of the day.
But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. (1:12, NIV)
Doesn’t this hold true still today? When we stand firm on our beliefs, no matter how the oppression comes at us and no matter what form it comes in, we will remain empowered.
The more they were oppressed. On journeys like the one we are on together, we are bound to find oppression coming on us because the evil one does not want our foundation to be strong. He wants us to be weak and easy to push around, so he’s going to bring his oppressive forces out against us more and more, the stronger we are and the more focused on the Lord that we become.
The more they were multiplied and spread. In all that we do, it is our primary duty as God’s children to spread His good news. This is one reason I have chosen a public forum to move through through this chronological Bible study journey (but mainly it’s so that I am held accountable every day to read and journal), and I am so appreciative for all the positive feedback I have received from those of you who are journeying with me. When the good news of the Lord our God spreads, as those who know and believe His Word are multiplied, He is glorified. That is our duty.
[The oppressors] came to dread [the oppressed] and worked them ruthlessly. Evil dreads being around those who walk with the Lord. I imagine it’s like in the movies when Holy Water is splashed on a demon-possessed character and there are shrieks of pain. We can defeat evil with Good, and this foundation that we are building together is such a critical step.
I’m glad we’re on this road together.
Make it a great day,
Day 31 reading: Exodus, chapters 4-6