Reading for January 21, 2018:  Exodus 5 – 7

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth Mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. Exodus 7:5 (KJV)

There is a prominent phrase that appears throughout all of the Old Testament.  That phrase is, “…Shall know that I am the LORD…” or a very close one referring to the same thought.  It has become my conclusion that God wants the people, His people, .and all people to know that He is the LORD God of every continent and Nation.

In the verse for today, we find the Lord GOD speaking to Moses about how he will show the Egyptians that He is the LORD.  The Pharaoh has refused to hear the word of the LORD through God’s spokesman, Moses.  Now he will face the plagues God is about to bring upon the land and people.

Another thing that shows up in Scripture is that God must first reveal Himself, judge His people before He works in the Egyptians of the world.  We can see in chapter 6 verse 7 that God says…

“I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”  Exodus 6:7 (NKJV).

A verse of the New Testament tells us…

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Pet. 4:17

God will work in His people and feed us faithfully; and guide us into His word, to trust Him, know Him and follow His will, His word, and His way.  Is God doing a work in you?  Is He showing Himself strong in you?  Do you know that the LORD is your God?  He has revealed Himself in His Son Jesus and through His death, burial, and resurrection you can call on the name of the LORD, and know Him.

Reading for January 22, 2018:  Exodus 8 – 10

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