March 19, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 8

A little throwback cartoon nostalgia for your Saturday morning. (Note: Center Point Church does not fully endorse the Biblical correctness or theological accuracy of this children’s film).

Today we are looking at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th plagues. The three plagues are frogs, gnats, and flies. These bugs and animals swarm the people of Egypt to show the power that God has. The key verse to me is verse 10:

And he said, “Tomorrow.” Moses said, “Be it as you say, so that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God.

The main purpose of these plagues is to get the attention of both the Israelites and the Egyptians. He wants the Israelites to be reminded that He has not forgotten them, that He is still working out his sovereign plan for their lives. He wants the Egyptians to realize that He is the only true and living God. There is no one, not Pharaoh, the magicians, or any of these guys that can compare with the greatness of the Great I Am. He sets himself apart by showing that he is superior to them.

The unquestionable truth from this passage is that God is concerned about his glory and he is concerned about his people. These are two truths that are not opposed to one another. If John Piper were writing this, he would simply say: “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.“

So the questions to ask yourself from this passage are:

  1. Do you see pursuing God’s glory as the most important goal in your life?
  2. In what areas of life are you not displaying God’s glory?

By: Graham Withers

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

2 thoughts on “March 19, 2016”

  1. As many times as I read this, I will never cease to be amazed at Pharoah’s stubbornness. But then again, how often do I stubbornly plod ahead with something even thought it’s painfully clear that it’s not a good idea?

    1. Thanks Graham for the 2 day double dose of insight. Today’s passage brings back to mind 3 days ago and how God is ultimate promise keeper. How easily we see Pharioh breaking his promise to Moses and Aaron not once but twice! I always read these passages and thought about how God was getting the attention of Pharaoh but never considered that at the same time he is showing the Israelites that he is still working on their behalf. Good stuff to ponder!

      Enjoy your Saturday CPC!

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