The Lord brought his people out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; and not one among the tribes of Israel even stumbled. (Psalm 105:37)

Thought:

God has given us so much, everything in fact, and yet so many people refuse to accept it. All our needs are met by God who made everything we rely on for our survival, yet still there are people who think they have the power to control their own destiny and seek to control the lives of others. But the thing is, no matter how much they refuse to see God, no matter how convincing the arguments of men are, nothing they do, or don’t do, can erase the eternal truth of God. No amount of denial can change the reality of God or lessen the truth of his decrees, instructions and laws. When The Lord miraculously freed his people from slavery in Egypt, the journey was hard and the people were very worried. But at every turn, as recorded in todays passage, we are reminded that The Lord met their needs. Its still true today. When you are freed from your denial of God, the new journey may be tough, but God gives you the strength and the vision not to stumble and opens your mind to the great riches he has given you.

Word:

Psalms 105:37-45 NLT

37 The Lord brought his people out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; and not one among the tribes of Israel even stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad when they were gone, for they feared them greatly.
39 The Lord spread a cloud above them as a covering and gave them a great fire to light the darkness.
40 They asked for meat, and he sent them quail; he satisfied their hunger with manna—bread from heaven.
41 He split open a rock, and water gushed out to form a river through the dry wasteland.
42 For he remembered his sacred promise to his servant Abraham.
43 So he brought his people out of Egypt with joy, his chosen ones with rejoicing.
44 He gave his people the lands of pagan nations, and they harvested crops that others had planted.
45 All this happened so they would follow his decrees and obey his instructions. Praise the Lord!

Goal:

When I stopped trying to deny my faith in The Lord, my life was transformed immediately. I went from feeling pointless, lonely and verging on despair, to knowing I belonged to a loving and meaningful community of believers among who I could see purpose, hope and a future. The Lord’s wonderful provision is a real truth, but so often we are blind to the banquet that is right in front of us. My life was changed literally, in a moment. I saw the banquet the moment I acknowledged that I was hearing a call from The Lord himself. Stop for just a minute, and look around you at all the wonderful things you have that make your life possible. Now, how much of that did you make yourself? I don’t care how poor you feel, you are richly blessed. Whether you choose to acknowledge him or not, he has acknowledged you, and God has been good to you. Praise The Lord!

Today’s readings:

Ezekiel 12:1-14:11, Hebrews 7:1-17, Psalms 105:37-45, Proverbs 27:3

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