SCRIPTURE
And the Lord told Moses, “When you arrive back in Egypt, go to Pharaoh and perform all the miracles I have empowered you to do. But I will harden his heart so he will refuse to let the people go. Then you will tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son. I commanded you, “Let my son go, so he can worship me.” But since you have refused, I will now kill your firstborn son!’” EXODUS 4:21-23 NLT

Read Exodus 4:18-31

 

OBSERVATION
What I observed is the justice that God dealt to Pharaoh when he told Moses to say,  ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’”

Another thing that stood out to me was the reaction of the Israelites after Moses and Aaron delivered God’s message. I’m sure that many of them felt hopeless and forgotten. But God showed them that He had heard their cries and seen their misery. In response to God’s message of salvation they bowed down and worshiped. 

 

APPLICATION
I think this scripture is an important reminder that God is a God of justice. Even though things can seem hopeless and you may feel forgotten remember that God is always with you. The response to this realization should be worship. Worship God in all circumstances for He is always working for your benefit. 

 

PRAYER
Father thank you for caring about me and going through challenges with me. Thank you for your love and for working all things for my good. In the midst of trials help me to focus on you. Help me to worship you by faith in all aspects of my life regardless of my situation. In Jesus name, Amen. 

Kat Rouse, Worship Team Member/Connect Students Team Member
North Braddock Campus

 

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