Exodus (Page 3)

Exodus (Page 3)

Leaving Pride in Egypt

Exodus 18:1-27 True humility as God defines it, displayed in Christ, and as we see it here in Moses is the ability to see the truth about who you are and what God has made you to do. Then, motivated by grace, you do everything you can with who you are to love and serve God and others. Moses doesn’t deny he’s been called by God. He doesn’t deny that he has a special ability to discern and judge –…

God Leads Through Leaders

Exodus 17:1-6 Exodus 17 presents two different hardships or tests God takes Israel through as He teaches them to trust in Him. The first hardship is a genuine emergency – there is no water. The people are desperate and very close to stoning Moses. What’s interesting about what God does next is that He doesn’t just meet their needs. Of course He does that. He loves these people and is faithful. But he meets their needs in a way that…

Depending on Someone

Exodus 16:1-36 God tests Israel here, giving them exactly what they ask for in abundance. He wants to see if they will, “walk in My law or not.” (Ex 16:4) The indicator that we depend on God and trust Him is obedience. Do we trust Him enough to follow His lead in our lives? The test here is trust. The consistent proof of faith is obedience. Jesus would later say, “If you love me, obey my commands.” He didn’t say,…