The Victory vs. The Glory


January 23, 2020: SOAP #3703:  Exodus 6-8; Luke 23

Scripture:  Exodus (NIV) 6:1 Then the LORD said to Moses,“Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand hewill let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of hiscountry.”

Observation:  Godhad sent Moses to Pharaoh to inform him that God wanted them to take a three-dayjourney into the wilderness to worship him. Pharaoh accused them of being lazy and increased their work requirements,making it very difficult for them to meet their quotas.  The Israelites complained to Moses; Moses goesto God.  The above verse is God's answerto Moses. 

Pharaoh, in response to what God was going to do, would 'drive them out of hiscountry.'  God was not depending on whatMoses could do.  God was not depending onwhat the Israelite nation could do.  Godwas only depending on what God could do!!!  

In the end, Israel got their freedom and God got the glory! 

Application:   Godloves to show His power and wisdom on behalf of His children.  He loves it when I depend on Him.  He loves to challenge me with things beyondmy capabilities, all the time knowing how HE is going to make it happen. 

Prayer:  Lord, Sometimes I wonder how things will getaccomplished, but when I look at the situation with faith, I like the way youdo things.  I get the blessing ofvictory, and you get the glory! Amen

Pastor Leon

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