More Than Bread Devotional for 1/19/12

33 The Egyptians were urgent with the people to send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders. 35 The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing. 36 And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.  – Exodus 12:33-36

Because of the plagues that God had inflicted on Egypt to break their stubbornness and Pharaoh’s hard heart, “let my people go” became “give my people all of your stuff and beg them to leave.”  If you had tried to tell Moses before this all started that not only would Pharaoh let them leave, but that the people of Egypt would be giving them gifts as they left, he would never have believed you.  People often quote the verse that says that God will work all things together for good, but it is often hard to enjoy getting through the “all things” to see the good.  Take heart and remember God’s faithfulness will bring you to the good.

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About jeofurry

Husband, father, pastor, musician and who knows what else. Just living to love the Lord will all my heart, soul and might.
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