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Exodus 10:1-12:13

Some quick thoughts on today’s Old Testament reading.

And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was exceedingly great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and of the people.
(Exodus 11:3 AMP)

Leadership can get you in trouble by the choices they make. Moses had favor in Egypt with the Egyptians but not the Pharaoh. Can the words in the above verse be made in your corporate organization, country, city, town, village, church and household about the effect and affect you are having on those submitted to you? Just change the name Moses, Egypt and Egyptians and then fill in the blanks. Those of us on this site who are in leadership positions should stop and ask themselves the question: How am I leading? What am I leading the people under me into? Am I being stubborn refusing to lead by way of the Master causing destruction and suffering by my decisions, or am I closely listening to the voice of God and truly serving my customers, citizens, and employees? Is there a Moses in your organization proclaiming warnings that the people respect but you are ignoring? Just something to think about. Hard hearts are not a phenomenon to Ancient Egypt.

And you shall eat it thus: [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment [proving their helplessness]. I am the Lord.
(Exodus 12:11-12 AMP)

Hearing the voice of God and obeying immediately. Being prepared to escape from our captivity should be something we must always strive to maintain. There was a window of opportunity that was getting ready to open up and Israel had to be ready. I have known that voice of immediacy, sometimes followed it, and sometimes I didn’t. For the times I did not heed, I really do not know where that path to freedom would have led me. The text doesn’t say if any were left behind, but what left out of Egypt, as we will read, was a “mixed multitude (12:38).” Not only did those who the message was directed to taste that freedom, but the people who observed those given the message, those in the “mix” got in on the deal. So not only are we to listen to that “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12), but if we fail to do so we need to keep an eye out for those who do.

Grace and peace,

P.S. Could it be that getting into the Word, "Seeking First The Kingdom ..." is the key to staying in Balance? Hmmm

I do believe that seeking the Lord first is a key to balance. My house may not always be clean, my surroundings may be crazy but I would rather give priority to the one that is deserving the most and that is Jesus. Be a Mary in a Martha world.

What I got from the Exodus readings today was this: God can bring distinction and honor wherever He wants -And you don't have to be perfect just be willing to hearken to His voice. Rejoice your Exodus is coming!!

Matthew 20:1-8

We must learn in God's Kingdom He operates differently than the world. We must be humble, kind and giving and not compare ourselves with others (which is hard for me at times). Not envious over anothers pay.

I am so grateful the Lord gives me life and that my sins as a youth are washed away. Thank you for loving me Lord.

Be like an ant-diligent, hard working and not intentially sleeping to avoid the work.



I have celebrated the Passover a few times at congregational festivals. It is very rewarding to have all the elements explained like the lamb shank, unleavened flatbread, bitter herbs, etc. Also it isn’t complete without the kids running around looking for the hidden matzah bread.

Mathew 20:20-23 Soccer Mom.

Aren’t kids moms great! The mother of Zebedee’s sons just wants the best for them. I can see my wife doing this. She is an ambitious mom that wants her boys to be the “strikers” on the soccer team. The lesson here shows great wisdom because it says that we should seek others to intercede for us, (especially in prayer). Thanks mom.

Psalm 25:15 Snares

Mike, I really think you brought up an excellent point about the traps we are susceptible to. I try to pray every night that wonderful verse in the Lord’s Prayer…and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Not only for myself but for the whole family!


Ramona: Right ON. I like this quote from Obama: “Part of leadership is telling a story about where you are going”.

Exodus 10 Locust

An interesting thought today from Jared Brock, 35 things people learn too late in life. Here is number 12.

12. Accept that you are a voracious locust of doom.

Nail a roll of paper to the wall and write down everything you consume for a year — food, toilet paper, electricity, car fuel, movies, music, social media content, other people’s time, everything. See what I mean?

Saint Augustine said that the human heart can only fully be satisfied by one thing aside from God himself: everything. All the sex, all the money, all the power, all the possessions, all the glory. All of it. Nothing short of everything could ever fully satiate the human heart. We are wired for more.

Understanding this truth is the first step toward real contentment.


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