July 29, 2017: SOAP #2795: Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2Peter 3 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 103:6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He [...]

July 29, 2017: SOAP #2795: Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2Peter 3

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 103:6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

Observation:   To the nation of Israel, and to many surrounding them, God made known His deeds.   He was a powerful God.   He was more powerful than all the gods of the Egyptians.   His deeds were amazing!   The ten plagues destroying the gods of the Egyptians.   The opening of the Red Sea allowed them to escape the Egyptian army.   The provision of water; the provision of food; the cloud as a pillar to lead them in the day becoming a pillar of fire at night.   Indeed, the Israelites saw the great deeds of God.

But with Moses it was different.   Moses got to know God's ways.   He became familiar with why God did what He did!   To Moses was revealed God's character.   (Exodus 34) Moses was shown God grace, mercy, compassion, justice, and holiness.

Application:   May I never experience God working on my behalf without learning a little more about the God who works on my behalf.   In every encounter, I should gain new insight into this God I love and serve.

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, help me look through what God does for me to see the God who does them for me.   Ask me what I learned about God's character from what I just experienced.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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