Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 16, 2010

Another Dreams

Mt 2:13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.  “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

Joseph has yet another dream.  In this dream the angel gave him a warning about Herod’s plan to seek out Jesus and kill him.  The angel told Joseph where to go for safety – to Egypt.  This fulfilled yet more prophecies from the Old Testament.  It was predicted that the babies in Israel would all be killed.  Herod had all male babies under the age of 2 killed.  It is also told that the Messiah would come out of Egypt.  Mary and Joseph fled in the night to Egypt and stayed there a few years waiting further instruction from God.

 

So many times we respond to a direction from God for our lives and become inpatient and don’t wait for further instructions.  We tend, in our impatience, to make things happen and many times miss God’s best for us and settle for just good.  Our lives would be far less stressful if we were consistent in looking to God for directions before we make our decisions rather than look to Him to get us out of trouble when we’ve gone ahead on our own.

 

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