Words from the Heart for Thursday January 17th, 2019

I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God…

Exodus 6:6-7 (NIV)

 

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I Will Bring You Out

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The people of Israel lived in Israel for over four centuries from Joseph to Moses. They were welcomed as family when they arrived and settled under Joseph’s leadership. But a lot changed in 430 years. Welcoming leaders passed away and were replaced by those who saw the Israelites as a threat, and a source of slave labour. Finally, the time came for the deliverance of the Israelites and God puts His plan into place. He chooses a leader named Moses, whom He had groomed for leadership in Pharaoh’s court and the wilderness of Midian. In Exodus 6:6-7 God says “”I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God…”” What a beautiful picture of God’s plan for our deliverance from sin. He redeemed us by the blood of Jesus and has made us His people. Take time to thank Him for all He has done for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley