October 11, 2011

Today you should read: Exodus 7

Good morning Jumpstarters! Thank you so much for making the reading of God’s Word a priority in your life; it is life-changing! Exodus 7 is packed with great ideas. I want to draw your attention to a couple of them which I hope will encourage you.

1. God’s glory is always the priority (verses 2-5)

This is so interesting to me: God made Pharaoh’s heart stubborn so that He could multiply His miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.

Verse 5 says, “When I raise my powerful hand and bring out the Israelites, the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” Everything is about bringing God glory!

2. God can use us, whatever our station in life, if we’re obedient (verses 6-7)

Moses was 80 and Aaron was 83 and they were just getting started on this adventure! How often we think we’re too old or too young or not smart enough or not gifted. God doesn’t care how old or smart we are – He just wants our obedience. Verse 6 says, “So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded them.”

3. Satan is deceptive. Be careful! (verse 11)

After God instructed Moses and Aaron on what to do with his staff, it turned into a snake. How cool is that? But Pharaoh’s magicians did the same trick through the power of Satan. Satan is very powerful; we shouldn’t underestimate him. He can work through psychics, fortunetellers, horoscopes, the Ouija board and more. Do not get involved with these things. They will hurt you.

Satan is an Angel of Light seeking to deceive us – 2 Corinthians 11:14
Satan is a Liar seeking to lie to us – John 8:44
Satan is the Prince & Power of the Air seeking to control us – Eph 2:2
Satan is a Roaring Lion seeking to devour us – 1 Peter 5:8

Questions to think about today:

– How am I living my life to give God the glory? What do I need to change today to do that more effectively?

– How is God using me? How does He want to use me greater? What inhibitions or fears have been holding me back from being used?

– How is Satan at work around me? How does he try to trick me, control me, and destroy me?

Remember 1 John 4:4 that says, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!”

Posted by: Tim Parsons


Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

One thought on “October 11, 2011”

  1. We are 1/3 of the way through our month! I hope your prayer time has been enriched by focused time praying specifically for missions!!
    Today’s Missions Prayer Request:
    Gospel for Asia – Matches sponsors with local pastors who are committed to evangelize and serve people in their native lands.
    Website: gfa.org

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