Growup: Day 18

Exodus 8:20 – 11:10

Well it’s the third day in Exodus. I hope that you are still cruising through. I guess the thing I have found most encouraging over the last three days is God’s faithfulness, that he is still remembering the promises but also that he is in complete control.

What ‘I am’ says, happens. The plagues and Pharaoh are under ‘I am’s’ complete control. I find it very cool that I am says back in Exodus 4:21- 23 how it’s gunna go. That he will harden Pharoah’s heart and that it will eventually get to the plague of the first born son, all before any of the plagues start.

21 The LORD said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’ ”

For me it is very comforting to know that God is in control. And that he will keep his word. I guess the thing I need to think more about is that God didn’t spare his own son – but sent him to die on the cross for me. But that he also raised him from the dead and promises in his word that Jesus the King is coming back to judge the world.

It’s great to see God’s faithfulness and control in the OT but is it changing the way we live now. Are we ‘walking towards those outside’ (to quote Tomo)? So that they might know the sure hope that we have in Jesus.

What do ya reckon?

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