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Exodus 2:11-3:22

I will probably come back to Mike question/thought of the day this evening, but know I need to address something I’ve just seen in the text, two things, that I’ve never considered before.

Moses, knowing he was adopted, seeing the life he had led as an adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, and seeing the life of his biological people, chose to identify with slaves although he had not completely thrown off the comforts of being raised in the household of Pharaoh. Got used his act of murder to begin the removal of his identification to the palace and his privilege, He kicked him out of the “boat.” Moses also must have understood or knew his purpose as Israel’s deliver; however, he didn’t have a clue on how that was to be achieved.

I think many of us have some inkling, some vision, of what our purpose is; however, because we don’t know how that is to be fulfilled, we go off and do our own thing and mess up royally. We then don’t set goals (see Jan. 24th) because we are afraid to mess up again. Based on Moses’ story we see that God can have us go at least forty years to get the Egypt out of us although we are out of Egypt.

I also now think that Moses’ reluctance to go back to Egypt and lead his people out was not based on some self-perceived speech impediment, but based on his knowledge that he was a murderer. Even after forty years, people have long memories and I’m sure if someone in the palace committed murder, even if the people around at the time die off, the records would clearly record that even. After all inquiring minds want to know. People love to see the might fall. Hmmm!

Grace and peace,

Its hard for me to see Jesus torn, bloody and pierced. I have watched Passion movies but I don't like to see what they do to our Jesus. It hurts my ❤ to see!

I loved seeing Moses compassionate to his own people. He didn't know then that God was preparing his heart for the mission of delivering His people out of Egypt.

Jesus in Matthew, love all his teachings and healing and instructions to disciples. Just have faith guys, was the mantra. And paying of tax. Jesus always was a peaceful decision maker to all.

The correlations in Ps 22. Our sweet Lord. Beaten, people gambling for his clothes. Father forgive. They know not what they do.

Do not despise instruction and discipline. Guard it never let go.

Wonderful commentary today, Mike...so much to meditate on with Moses’ actions & reactions, and the sorrowful Psalm 22 passage. What wondrous love is this....

(Techy note: It may just be me or my device, but while the YouTube link works, I can’t seem to get the bible.org links to open.)

Posting your blog daily to my Twitter account. Thankful for all you do in here.

Exodus 2:11- 3:22
Ramona, great commentary on facing our own fears, setting goals and listening to God. I like that, "many of us have some inkling, some vision, of what our purpose is". That one I have had to rework a few times in my life, but I've never looked at it from the Moses perspective. Good One!

Psalm 22
Why Does God allow evil and suffering?

This question is one I have thrown around a lot and get asked about. I like Tim Keller's comments but it somehow still leaves me searching......
". … If we again ask the question: ‘Why does God allow evil and suffering to continue?’ and we look at the cross of Jesus, we still do not know what the answer is. However, we know what the answer isn’t. It can’t be that he doesn’t love us. It can’t be that he is indifferent or detached from our condition. God takes our misery and suffering so seriously that he was willing to take it on himself. … So, if we embrace the Christian teaching that Jesus is God and that he went to the Cross, then we have deep consolation and strength to face the brutal realities of life on earth."

SOURCE: Timothy Keller, The Reason For God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (New York City: Dutton, 2008) p. 30

Many people, even professing Christians, do not believe in sin. Unbelievers consider it a non-issue. Professing believers may consider it a past-issue because “we have the indwelling Holy Spirit”, or they may think that acknowledging sin is “negative thinking”. Of course, these views are un-Scriptural. Scripture IS the story of God’s design to reconcile mankind to Himself through Christ’s work on the cross—mankind needs reconciliation because of his sin. Scripture provides countless examples of how even great men and women of God sinned grievously. Perhaps the stories of Moses being a murderer, Jacob being a liar and a thief, David being and adulterer and a murderer, Jonah being a rebel, along with many others, are meant to convince people that we really are sinners, that we really need to be reconciled to God, and that we really need daily dependence on Him for cleansing and power over sin.

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