Still concerned about me!
January 21, 2020: SOAP #3701: Exodus 1-2; Psalm 88; Luke 21
Scripture: Exodus (NIV) 2:23 During that long period, theking of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, andtheir cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard theirgroaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and withJacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.
Observation: Wecan read about it in 15 or 20 minutes, but for the Israelites, it was a 'longperiod.' Moses lived 120 years. He spent 40 years in Egypt, 40 years in thewilderness, and 40 years leading Israel out of Egypt and to the PromisedLand.
From the first few verses in thischapter, we are told how Moses was hidden from the Egyptians who wanted to killall the baby boys. So, this 'long period'lasted at least 80 years.
BUT God 'heard theirgroanings.' God 'remembered Hiscovenant.' God 'looked on theIsraelites.' And God was 'concernedabout them.'
God's ears were working! God's eyes were working! God's memory was working! And God's feelings were working! He would set them free from Egypt! He would feed them! He would lead them! He would fight for them and with them. He would give them the land He had promisedAbraham!
Application: And from all I know, the above is still true!!! God's ears and eyes still hear and see. God still remembers His promises, ofblessings and of judgments. God is stillconcerned about people. God is stillconcerned about me!
Prayer: Sovereign Lord, you forever remain constant. You have not changed. Your ears and eyes still hear every word andsee every action. You still remember your promises to me. And you are still concerned about me. Even though my troubles seem long anddifficult, I know that you are aware. Itrust you to work through all things for my good and your glory! Amen
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