A Thought for Your Day — 54

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A Thought for Your Day

Exodus 2:11-12, “Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”

Yashua said in John 3:20-21, “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” Moses thought he could “help” his brethren by doing a “righteous” deed in the “darkness” — not so! Even though the intent might have been worthy the deed did not produce good fruit. It took Moses forty years tending sheep to learn to walk in the light.

Exodus 2:23-25, “Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God. So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them.”

When we finally get to the place where our bondage is so oppressive that we cry out to YHVH — He will hear us. It isn’t that He has forsaken us, but that He is waiting for us to remember and turn back to Him! Oppression seems to do this — how long — how much — seems to be up to us.

2Samuel 19:5-6, “Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “Today you have covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who today have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines, by loving those who hate you, and by hating those who love you. For you have shown today that princes and servants are nothing to you; for I know this day that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased.” Remember those who do you kindness; don’t treat them with contempt just because you may be in sorrow over a loved one who treated you wrongly.

Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” You have to dwell in the shelter to be able to abide in the shadow. One cannot abide in the shadow unless they are dwelling in the shelter!

Luke 10:41, “But Yashua answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Are you like Martha; worried and bothered? What is the “fear” that is keeping you, like Martha, from choosing the “good part”?