Following God’s command – Exodus 7:1-7
Today’s Reading Schedule: exodus 7-9(CEB)- Click to read
The Lord said to Moses, “See, I’ve made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You will say everything that I command you, and your brother Aaron will tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of his land. 3 But I’ll make Pharaoh stubborn, and I’ll perform many of my signs and amazing acts in the land of Egypt. 4 When Pharaoh refuses to listen to you, then I’ll act against Egypt and I’ll bring my people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt in military formation by momentous events of justice. 5 The Egyptians will come to know that I am the Lord, when I act against Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them.”6 Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. 7 Moses was 80 years old and Aaron was 83 when they spoke to Pharaoh.
What Does the passage Mean to Me/US?
A clash between two different ways of thinking occurred.
One who follows the direction of God and the other who prefers to follow his own way. Yes, the Bible does say, “I’ll make Pharaoh stubborn” (Exodus 7:3), but we need to remember that Pharaoh never had the intention to listen to God, at the first place. God just used the seed that was planted in Pharaoh’s heart.
“Moses and Aaron did exactly what God commanded.” (Exodus 7:6 The Message)
The reason why Moses and Aaron obeyed was more than fear. It was from the reverence of God. It was because they got to believe that God was their only salvation. And when the people of God lives with obedience, it does seem like a clash, but we also need to see how it becomes a way to show that God is God.
Lord, following your ways, is a challenge we face every day. Help us and cultivate our hearts so we can obey your directions in our everyday life. In Christ Name, we pray, AMEN
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