You saw what I did in Egypt, and you know how I brought you here to Me, just as a mighty eagle carries its young.
~Exodus 19:4, CEV
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
I am reading through the Contemporary English Version and loving it. Today I read Psalm 36 and it is a perfect description of someone I’ve been praying for. I marvel at the word of God. His word is awesome. The other day I was reading Exodus 19 where God makes a covenant with Moses and the Israelites. As God spoke to Moses in preparation for the signing of the covenant or the verbal agreement to obey the covenant: God said something that really stuck in my mind. He told Moses and the Israelites–You saw what I did in Egypt, and you know how I brought you here to Me, just as a mighty eagle carries its young. Did you catch that? “You saw what I did.” The Israelites who were types of modern Baptist complained to Moses about bringing them out into a wilderness to die. They voiced this same complaint over and over. These folks were eat up with ignorance: Moses did not bring them out of Egypt. No man had the power to deliver them from Egypt. God did it Himself. Yes He worked through Moses, He always works through a man but it was God’s plan and God’s power that brought them out. Just as a mother Eagle swoops down and catches the Eaglets on her wings and flies them to the nest, so God delivered Israel. It was God who did it.
Why did these folks keep blaming Moses for the things that God was doing. God made the decision to lead them through the wilderness. He wanted them to Himself. He wanted to get them in a situation where the only thing they could do was trust Him. The basic lesson of the wilderness is–TRUST GOD for every provision and need. He was teaching them to live by faith. Why do we complain to the preacher? Why do we discuss problems with each other? Can a preacher save a marriage? Can a preacher save someone from drugs? Can a preacher heal the sick and raise the dead? We are talking to the wrong person. Get on your knees before God. Talk to HIM for Pete’s sake, He is the only One who can fix the problem. Do you actually think that by talking to a fowled up human that you are going to solve the problem? Talk to Jesus! Don’t pray to other gods. [Exodus 23:13]
Got to run. Have to go to the Doctor and I had rather study. Prayer always appreciated. Have a great day and week. February has been nice so far! There is nothing wrong with beautiful weather.