January 28 – Daily Reading – Exodus 7-9 / Matthew 18
January 29 – NO READING
Exodus 8:28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
It may seem at times the best way to get through life is to negotiate for the best possible outcome and then compromise. It just seems tempting at times to compromise on our values and biblical beliefs if we are at least getting some of what we want. However, when God clearly speaks, compromise should not be an option.
Pharaoh tempted Moses with a compromise. God clearly said for the children of Israel to go three days journey into the wilderness to sacrifice. Pharaoh thought he had a better idea. Go sacrifice to your God, but do not go too far away. Sounds like it might be alright. They do get to sacrifice to God. However, this was not what God commanded. So, Moses resisted the temptation to compromise.
Satan tempted Eve in the garden of Eden. “It will make you wise,” the Devil claimed. “Ye shall be as gods,” he said. Eve compromised her value of complete obedience and yielded to temptation. She may have thought; “I mean really, it is one little piece of fruit. How big a deal can it be?” Well, we all know how that ended up.
If the world, old Satan, or your selfish self-will tempts you into partially disobedience to what God says, it becomes a total sin. James 4:17 says; “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
It is never easy to stand up to temptations. It was not easy for Moses either. I mean, it really would not be a temptation if it was not tempting would it. However, God’s richest blessing come when we are completely obedient to His Word.
What do you think trust in the Lord means?
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
What a gracious God to the Nation of Israel who thought that God had forgotten them. However, He never has, nor ever will. We have seen that this week in:
● A Thought-out Reunion
● A Truth Restated
● A Trust Reassured
● A Triumph Revealed
● A Treasure Redeemed
● A Temptation Resisted
You may have felt the same as Israel at times, but God will never forget us. He has TOTAL RECALL of everyone.
Enjoy today with your church and hear what God has prepared in the heart of His man for you this week.
See you tomorrow.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.
|January 30, 2023||Exodus 10-12||Matthew 19:1-15|
|January 31, 2023||Exodus 13-14||Matthew 19:16-30|
|February 1, 2023||Exodus 15-16||Matthew 20|
|February 2, 2023||Exodus 17-19||Matthew 21:1-22|
|February 3, 2023||Exodus 20-22||Matthew 21:23-46|
|February 4, 2023||Exodus 23-24||Matthew 22|
|February 5, 2023||No Passages Assigned|
A Total Recall
Do not dismay for God is near.
You can know He’s always there,
Listening to every Prayer.
One day He will pull back the veil,
Trust in Him, He will not Fail.
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director