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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Never Forget


Exodus 7:14 thru Exodus 12:51

We have had some great readings these past couple of days. I totally forgot about the plague of darkness. The Lord told Moses it would be so thick you could feel it. Then I love what the Word said, But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.

It’s the as usual part that excites me.

Israel is in bondage and has been for 430 years but God still shinned His light on them. And He is still shinning His light on you and me!

In our reading back on January 5th God told Abram, You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they would be oppressed as slaves for 400 years. But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and in the end they will come away with great wealth. Genesis 15:13-14

Today we saw that promise on all points come to fruition.

I know that they were discouraged as each year changed and their situation did not. I know it got hopeless. But they still kept their faith and never forgot God and God never forgot them.

And when they came out, they had more wealth then when they entered in!

Take-a-way truth for us today… God keeps His promises.  

Never stop believing or crying out to Him.

In the end what did God instruct them to do? To celebrate annually the Festival of Passover. Why?  Because we have a tenancy to forget our pain, our deliverance, and the God we serve once we are living in our Promised Land.

I remember saying some time after giving birth to my children, It wasn’t that bad.  Now if you would have asked me while I was in labor that would not have been my answer AT ALL.

How fast we forget the pain of the birth of a child after holding them. But every year on July 11th and August 9th my kids’ births are celebrated. We remember the gifts they are and the day of my deliverance (literally).

The Passover was God’s way of never letting His people forget who He is, what He’s done and the promises that He keeps.

Take some time today to stop and remember the faithfulness of God in your life.
 
And may we never forget.

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