Thus Says the Lord

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 5:1-2; 6:1-8; 7:1-5, 14-18; 8:1-3, 16, 20-21; 9:1-4, 8-9, 13-18, 25-26; 10:3-11, 21-22, 28-29; 11:1-5 (day four)  There was a common element in each of the plagues…each was introduced with “Thus says the Lord!”  God wanted Pharoah to know who he was dealing with.  Moses was a spokesman for the Lord.  God did not have to have Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egypt, but He chose to use him.  God is able to accomplish His work by himself, yet He chooses to use us as well.  What is our response to God when He calls?  Do we argue with God like Moses did or do we just ignore what God says, as if we didn’t hear Him?  Pharoah ignored God…he claimed he didn’t know Him so why should he obey Him?  Pharoah learned the hard way.  Moses was slow, but he came to trust God in faith.  (He made the Hall of Faith lineup in Hebrews 11!)  Trust God when He speaks…”Thus says the Lord!”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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