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In whose shoes are we walking? God's shoes or our shoes? His will or our will? This is crucial for us to note. Why? Moses engaged the Egyptians in Exodus 2 in his strength or his shoes, not God's will. An Egyptian died as a result. And Moses fled Egypt. Why? The 40 years Moses was in the wilderness was a preparation time, as much for Moses, as for the Hebrews. God wants to prepare us for service in His Kingdom. This "wilderness experience" of depending on God is especially true in the times we are currently living. Will we submit to His word before circumstances get beyond our control? Shall we turn to God now for help knowing His word, so we become prepared for the times ahead? We can obey the Scripture by putting our hearts up against the Word of God, as Moses is now doing in Exodus 3 Part 3. Moses' choices changed him, and our choices to be in God's will change us as well. Can we see that obedience to God's revelation in His Word will give us power? Why? We are operating for His purposes and glory...not our own.
Here is a crucial bible study principle. We are not Moses. Thus we cannot live the way Moses lived. But is this a correct point of view? No. The Holy Spirit is using the story of Moses to show us that we each have choices as Moses did. Moses's hard-earned lessons are ours if we receive them into our lives by asking the constant questions: "Lord, open my eyes, I want to obey you. How can I respond to You correctly?" The Lord will answer this prayer. When we approach Scripture, we can have this attitude.
The revelation of the Lord will change our life like it did Moses. We can learn Moses' lessons. The goal of the Holy Spirit is for us to line up with God's plans and revelation. But be prepared, it means we will be changed! You will go on a journey with God.
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When encountering the living God expect change! Exodus 3 Part 2 Join Ric and Mary Joyner for continuing the discussion in Exodus which is a glimpse of our Christian walk.
After 40 years in Egypt and 40 years in the wilderness, Moses encounters the Living God Who is moving to SAVE His people out of Egypt. Egypt represents the world system of sin and being enslaved by sin. The Pharaoh is the evil ruler and is representative of Satan. But sin is what separates us from God. Our discussion asks questions of the Lord, such as why the Hebrews ended up enslaved in Egypt and you will be surprised by the parallels of our own lives? Hint: Idolatry. God is listening to our cries for His salvation from the bondage of our sin. He wants to rescue us to Himself.
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