March 12, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 2:15-25

Used By God When We Least Expect It

Moses is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime!  This passage sets the scene for what is to come!  

Moses has fled from Egypt out of fear after committing murder, he is invited to stay with his future father-in-law, Reuel (later we know as Jethro), and during his stay Moses has no idea that God is getting ready to respond to the cries of His people in Egypt.  Best of all, Moses will be the one God decides to use.  

At this point though, Moses has no clue about what God has planned, but he doesn’t need to.  God is the One who will do the work anyway.

Today’s “Walk-a-Way”

Sometimes we can feel like God can’t use us.  Like He wont use us.  His plans for our lives can seem like a distant fantasy.  But like Moses, when we are just focused on what’s in front of us, God has plans to use our lives for Him in ways we have no clue about yet.

We know this to be true, not because we are good enough, not because we have something to offer God, not because He always promises to fulfill our “dreams,” but because just like during the time of Moses, there are people who are enslaved.  Enslaved to sin.  And just like in the time of Moses, God hears their cries.  Cries for help.  And just like in the time of Moses, God plans for someone to meet those needs.  Meet those needs by leading them away from slavery, into the Promised Land.  Which we now know is ultimately through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is no lack of supply and demand, when it comes to the Gospel supplying salvation, and the demand of people needing Jesus.  Therefore, until the day we die, we will always be in business.  That’s how we can be confident of God’s plans for us.  

Here is a truth to ponder today:

God still has plans for my life, even though I can’t see them yet, I know this because there are still people who need to hear the Gospel, and the Gospel is still the means God uses to save and change.

By: Sam Cirrincione

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

2 thoughts on “March 12, 2016”

  1. Something that jumps out at me here is how differently we see Moses handle two conflicts. In the last chapter we saw him commit murder when he witnessed oppression. In this case, he offered assistance to the oppressed (it’s implied that this bullying by the shepherds towards Reuel’s daughters was a recurring event). Fighting cost him his home and just about got him killed; being a peacemaker turned out to be a more sensible option. “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

    1. What is interesting to me is how Moses was a fighter when he still did not know God’s plan for him but once it was revealed to him, he became the most humble guy!

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