Thoughts About What We’re Reading…

He Will Make A Way…

Wow – 400 years have passed since I last blogged; well you know what I mean. In the past week we have gone from the close of Genesis, through the first 15 chapters of Exodus.

In Genesis, we read about the plight of the human race, its need for salvation, the promised seed, and the covenant promises made with Abraham and his descendants.

Much has changed since we last read the story of Joseph.  Here in Exodus, we read how the sons of Jacob have become the nation of Israel. The people have found disfavor with the Egyptians and have been enslaved as a nation.  They are crying out for a deliverer and God raises up Moses to deliver his people from Egyptian rule in divine and dramatic fashion, despite the opposition of the greatest superpower in the ancient world at that time.

Exodus highlights the power and character of God, who remembers His promises, punishes sin, and forgives the penitent, despite the unbelief and disobedience of the people themselves.

As we come into Exodus 14 and the great parting of the Red Sea we are reminded that even in our most difficult times, God will make a way, when it seems there is no way.

I read a book years ago entitled, “The Red Sea Rules” by Robert J. Morgan.  I like this quote from the book,

“Exodus 14 provides a biblical method to process difficulties by faith, in the light of God’s almighty presence, providence, promises, and power. The Red Sea may roll before us; the desert may entrap us (brings a smile to us here in Lancaster, CA); the enemy may press us on our heels. The past may seem implausible and the future impossible, but God works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way of escape for his weary, but waiting, children.” 

We serve a Big God – He will make a way…

Until next time – liking and sharing these posts are appreciated, as it lets me know someone is reading them…


Jim

5 thoughts on “Thoughts About What We’re Reading…

  1. Thanks Jim. Appreciate your posts.

  2. Not a fan of facebook, so no “likes” or “shares” but I’d like to submit an oldfashioned “thank you” for the posts. I do read them and find them helpful in understanding the scripture. 🙂

  3. Always, appreciate your commentary,keep up the good work

  4. I’m reading your posts even though I’m not in your class. Enjoying them.

    Sent from my iPhone Carol Nauman

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