Saturday, January 21, 2017
No Israelite could stir out of doors---Exodus 12:29--- "till called to march out of Egypt." Their safety was the blood over their doors. Protection over their lives. There. They must stay and wait for God. There. They were encouraged: "To look backward, that they might remember what great things God had done for them." What will encourage us deeply is to mark on in those old mercies.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:44 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The finger of God speaks of a Power that no human owns. The magicians even knew that. Power was beyond their abilities. No one could match this power. God placed an embargo on Egypt's evil magicians yet Pharaoh wouldn't bend, wouldn't bow. Out of his own pride and wanting the people subject to him. May we this very day forsake the kingdom of self and fall face forward toward the Kingdom of God. We are all placed in moments that are designed to take us beyond ourselves, beyond our own power, beyond our character and wisdom, so that we seek the help and hope found only in the only God above. The finger of God on each of our lives this day.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 7:46 PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The people did not listen to Moses because they were both discouraged and under cruel harsh labor days. They could not---would not---think beyond their very circumstances. Exodus 6:19. Do we? All of us deal with our depravity, our carnal hearts wanting to live for something other than God. "It is profitable to place no confidence in ourselves, all our sufficiency must be in the Lord. We never can trust ourselves too little, or our God too much." Matthew Henry
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 11:23 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
AM THAT I AM. Exodus 3:14. Self-perpetuating life. Self existent. Always the same. Icomprehensible. Faithful. There is none besides Me. All have being in Me. All wholly dependent, whether we know it or not. Holy dependent. Resolve to be holy not to try to figure everything out.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 11:09 PM
Monday, January 16, 2017
Joseph didn't skirt the issue with his brothers. He nailed it. You meant it for evil. How often I soft soap the evil someone has done to me because of relationships and not wanting to offend. Joseph named the evil intentions whether it be doomed to slavery or death. They intended harm by taking him away from his father. But God meant it for good. God designs good should come by whatever happens to us. The concourse of Providence directs this story---and ours--- and causes it to work for good. Always.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 10:20 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Photo: Credit: Flickr. All the stones piled high as a memoriam to a life well lived. Jacob's pilgrimage home.