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January 26th
Moses has fled Egypt. Years later, after settling in Midian, he sees the miracle of the burning bush. The LORD speaks to him from the bush and commands Moses to go to his people with a message of deliverance. Moses protests, but God gives him knowledge of his personal name as a sign that he will be with Moses and the people. God has begun his direct and intimate communication with Moses, continuing the fulfillment of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. All praise to the Self-Existent One!
Exodus 3: 13 But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?”
14 God replied to Moses, “I am who i am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.
This is my eternal name,
    my name to remember for all generations.
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In the New Testament, Jesus continues his miracles of the Kingdom. He also tells his disciples again in more detail what he must suffer at the hands of his enemies.
Matthew 17: 22 After they gathered again in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. 23 He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead.” And the disciples were filled with grief.

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,
Ramona

It always broke my heart that Moses was a foreigner in a strange land being raised by one's that he never was. He wanted to be who he really was . And what he really was was a protector of his people. You can dress it up to try to the part but in end it's not going to last...

Matthew the coin always fascinated me..God always works in mysterious ways
Psalm 22 such a sad verse. I never want to out any pain or endure war Jesus went through. Jesus was so brave

Lord I pray I always have understanding and wisdom. Amen,

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