Could it be the magicians were just projecting an illusion? God wasn't. His Dragon vs. the snakes...ate the snakes. Our God is above the chaos of the world's man-made turmoil.
In this podcast, we discuss enslavement to the world. The children of Israel, in Exodus 7, are an excellent example of how we can slowly become a slave to a system. They lived a comfortable life under the leadership of Joseph, while in the country of Egypt. I am sure they wove a bit of the Egyptian culture into the fabric of their teachings from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Maybe they threw in an idol or two, it wouldn't hurt to compromise a bit if it made for a more comfortable life! In a four-hundred-year span, after Joseph's death, they found themselves in complete slavery to the Egyptians.
This story is just as prevalent today amongst our Christian brothers and sisters. Do we know God's word and walk it out in our lives? How many compromises do we make, all in the name of a better life in Egypt (or the world?) Let's be inclusive and accepting of everything, aka allow sin in our lives, at the expense of the true Word of God.
Do we recognize false prophets? Can we decipher between half-truths and the whole truth? God has given his Word and Spirit to guide and teach us. 1John 2:26-end of the chapter. Besides, we're given the power to walk out his purposes.
Will you follow God's perspective or their latest or newest trend? Trends don't last. Just look at your bookshelf. But the word of God is dusty. Perhaps a change of view is needed? We could ask the Lord to give us His perspective from scripture versus some commentator. Your life will dramatically change. Ours did. We don't look back.
Join Bible Study Company as we discuss being a Warrior for Christ instead of a slave to the world.
Proverbs 30:5 Every Word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.