Exodus 13:17 – 17:16
God is just and true in all His ways, and the signs are all around us of how He cares for people. During the Exodus, we find God was a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. The manifestation of God’s sign to the people was a pillar. What do you think the people of Israel thought of this sign that guided them; through the wilderness?
I would challenge us to look into our own lives and see if we can find evidence of God’s presence. God has designed us to divinely interact with Him and others, bringing the tangible answers of His greatness into our daily lives. Can you think of a time when God made himself known to you?
Often we look at God as a distant orchestra conductor that is not accessible, except through prayer. He has been connecting with mankind since Adam was formed from the dust of the earth. Our understanding of God must come to the place where we can rejoice in Lord and that He is our strength and song. All the nations will come and worship Him. How do you view God? Do you see him as that orchestra conductor?
When we surrender our position of human pride and embrace the understanding of God’s ways being just and true, the door to the kingdom is open, and life is renewed. What is holding you back?
“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people.” - Exodus 13:21-22
“Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, ‘I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name.’” - Exodus 15:1-3
“And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship You, for your righteous acts have been revealed.’” - Revelation 5:3-4
Questions for Reflection:
▪ Do I believe all the nations will come and worship God?
▪ Does my speech bring out God’s manifestation in my life?
▪ Am I willing to trust God to show up in my life?
▪ Am I willing to praise the Lord?
▪ Is the Lord my strength or do I trust in myself?
▪ Am I being led through the power of the Holy Spirit?
▪ Am I missing signs of the Lord working in my life?
▪ Do I believe God’s ways are just and true?
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