I am so glad to be back with everyone today at Into the Word Wednesday. It is Upward Not Inward’s mid week blog about what the Word is saying to you this week.
I had talked about last time about how I have been reading in the Old Testament. This week I have been reading through Exodus. I love reading about the camaraderie of the children of Israel, in Moses’ time. The Lord was speaking directly to Moses. He was telling him what to do & Moses was without a doubt obeying. The children of Israel remind me of the humanly responses we all still have. They were impatient, at times & unsure about what was about to happen. They continued to believe in God. Remarkable as it was, they had such blind faith. When I was reading about them in Exodus this week, I ran across this conversation Pharaoh & Moses were having.
Then Pharaoh called to Moses & said, “Go serve the Lord, only let your flocks and your herds be kept back. Let your little ones also go with you.” But Moses said, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. Our livestock also shall go with us, not a hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some of them to serve the Lord our God and even we do not know with what we must serve the Lord until we arrive there.”
This passage is so beautiful to me. Moses, being the leader, getting all his ducks in a row to be released out into the world with all these people following him, was worried about what? Being acceptable to God even when he did not know what was going to be required of him. But he wanted to be ready. Am I that concerned about obedience that I can take a leap of faith & say, “I don’t know where this will take me, but I know God’s gonna be there when I get there?” No, I would be wringing my hands & probably doing nothing to prepare. From studying this I know I have got to be more like Moses. I have to have blind faith, obedience & courage. (Ahhh! My one word surfacing again- see my post about that here.)
I sure hope you come on by Upward Not Inward & link in with us. I know it will bless you richly. I have enjoyed sharing with you today, what the Word has spoken to me. Thanks for stopping by & spending part of your day with me . Feel free to comment on what you have learned from God’s word lately. I would love to hear about it. However, I have to going for now, because I should be washing clothes.