Day Thirty-two: February 1 – Today’s Tasting: Exodus 1-4:17/1Chronicles 6:1-3a: While in Egypt, Israel became extremely powerful. A new Egyptian king feared Israel’s number and strength, so he oppressed them and made them slaves. The more the Egyptians oppressed and tried to kill the Israelites, the more Israel grew in number and strength.
Moses, a child placed in the Nile River at the king’s request, found a rescue by the king’s daughter. She drew Moses from the water and reared him as her own. The Lord used this baby to grow up in the Egyptian culture and understand their lifestyle. As Moses experienced rescue, the Lord used Moses to rescue His people, the nation of Israel, from the heavy hand of the Egyptians.
The Lord instructed Moses to appear before the Egyptian King. The LORD said for Moses to state, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. He requests that you allow Israel to travel to a designated place to worship the LORD, our God.”
Moses inadequacies of speaking repelled him from such a visit or request. However, the Lord who tells the one to go will also give that one the words to speak. The Lord provided support for Moses – Aaron and the elders accompanied Moses. He did not have to go alone or speak alone. Aaron spoke for Moses as they approached the Egyptian king.
Today’s Nourishment: The enemy of God sets up strategies to hold us back from worship or speaking of God through various ways:
- silencing us
- we have nothing to speak
- we should not to speak
Sometimes, the stronger the oppression, the more we find our dependence on the Lord. The more dependence on the Lord, the greater works we see Him accomplish. God uses us where we live.
The enemy attempted to silence Israel’s worship and their testimony of their powerful God. God has called us to worship him and share His power with others. Become aware of the enemy’s strategies. We overcome his strategies with the Lord’s strategies:
- The blood of the Lamb – “there is power in the blood”
- Our testimony (our words, thoughts, and views of the Lord)
How have you used the Lord’s strategies against the enemy’s attempt to distract, intimidate, destroy, or silence your testimony or worship?
Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 4:18-7:13