Today’s Passage – Exodus 28 – 29
“And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” – (Exodus 2:23-25)
The children of Israel were under heavy bondage at the hand of the Egyptians. They had hit the bottom of the barrel and had nowhere else to go but to God. He heard them suffering and crying out to him to be delivered. God, in His infinite mercy, remembered His covenant with Abraham. He had already prepared a man (Moses) to fill their need of a leader to bring them into the Promised Land. Moses knew the desert; he knew Egypt, and he witnessed the sufferings of the Israelites firsthand. He knew there was a need, he had the ability to help, and he had a call from God to go. He was God’s perfect need-filler for this situation. But he hesitated. He argued with God all the reasons he couldn’t go. And how much suffering could have been avoided if he would have just said, “Yes, Lord, yes – to your will and to your way.”
Who do you know that has a need and is begging God to be delivered? What position has God placed you in to ease someone else’s burden? God will send someone to fill the need. Will it be you? A beaten man was once in need of help and God sent a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan. Only one of them helped – the Samaritan. Would it have been you?
If you are crying out to God for deliverance then hang on – someone is coming. But, if you are the one that God has called and prepared to meet that need – then get going. What are you waiting for?
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