Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 23, 2019

More than One Purpose

Filed under: commands,God,superstitions,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:49 pm

Exodus 3:19 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. (NIV)

God’s way of doing things is much different than ours.  God told Moses to go to Pharaoh and tell him to let the Hebrews go.  He also says that Pharaoh won’t do it.  In our thinking, when God tells us to do something it will happen right when we do it.  God had more than the freeing of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery.  In verse Exodus 3:20  So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.  God wanted the Egyptians to know Him as God of power through all the trials He puts on them.  We are so very “me” centered.  We don’t take time to consider God might have more than one purpose in a trial we walk.  When we stop and thing how very many people God must coordinate it boggles my mind.  We need to be patient in our prayer request and while waiting for our desired result, make ourselves completely available to God for Him to use in any way.  Moses continued to go before Pharaoh until God’s purposes were fulfilled.  To the masses, it looked like defeat.  To God it was love for Egyptians who didn’t know God and His power.

April 11, 2019

Superstitions

Filed under: God,superstitions,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:49 pm

Exodus 23:19 19 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.  “Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk. (NIV)

To understand this verse, we must know what it means about cooking a young goat in its mother’s milk.  In those days, when a woman seemed to be infertile, they had a superstition that cooking a young goat in its mother’s milk would make them fertile.  It never did.  It was a superstition.  We have many superstition’s today.  Some don’t like the number 13.  Some think they must throw salt over their shoulder.  Some think breaking a mirror means 7 years bad luck.  This scripture is telling us not to have superstitions.  Luck doesn’t control our lives.  Superstitions are nothing more than false beliefs some people try to hold on to.  We all need to believe in something.  There is only one thing to believe that really matters and is the real truth.  The belief God is in control of our lives and all that is around us.  We are not to look anywhere else but to God.  He is the only One Who can and will supply all our needs.  Next time you’re tempted to repeat a superstition, remember the One Who is in charge and express your need to Him

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