In Troubled Times
March 22, 2020
Exodus 11:4-8 NASB 4 Moses said, “Thus says the LORD, ‘About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, 5 and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well. 6 ‘Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. 7 ‘But against any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’ 8 “All these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves before me, saying, ‘Go out, you and all the people who follow you,’ and after that I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. To set His people apart from the world around them
To set His people from the world around them
To prove His to the people His children were living among
To demonstrate His ability to His children from what befalls the rest of the world
To draw His children to Him
To set an example of His for those who came after.
Action Steps for Today
1. Hold on to (and express it)
Philippians 4:12-13 NLT 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
2. Use the time to to Jesus
Psalm 46:10 NLT 10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
3. Choose (and SHARE it)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.