The Great Exodus

As children we are taught in our Bible classes the amazing stories of the Old Testament. We learn that from nothing God spoke into existence the world in which we live. We study that from the dust of the earth God created Adam, and from Adam’s rib came Eve. As children our minds are in simple awe of the Lord, but as we grow older we can lose touch with this all-powerful God whom we serve. If we are not careful, we begin to think of these stories as fables to tell our own children and neglect to see the power of God being displayed. May this never be the case; instead, may we ever learn to trust more in the omnipotent God who has loved us so much. Continue reading The Great Exodus

“My power has made this wealth”

In the course of Moses’ last few sayings there was a constant stream of thoughts of the Israelites about remaining faithful to God and the rich blessings that He bestowed. Moses continued to remind the Israelites to the covenant that was made between them and God and how they were to obey His commands (Exo. 19:18-26; Deut 5:1-21). He reminded them of the forty years spent wandering in the wilderness because of their unbelief and their lack of understanding the power of the “I AM” (Exo 3:14). Moses also forewarned Israel to not become arrogant or prideful within themselves but to always give thanks to God for their blessings (Deut 8:11-20). Israel would become prideful and were continuously arrogant toward God until they were finally taken as captives from outside nations. Israel could have easily avoided this outcome with faithfulness and thankfulness to God, but instead they became proud and exclaimed, “My power has made this wealth.” Continue reading “My power has made this wealth”