E100 Devotion – Day 16

May 21, 2012

Reading: Exodus 1 & 2

God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.
Exodus 2:24-25 

For the next five days we will peer into the life of another man of destiny and the journey he takes in discovering his true identity in God and his purpose in life.

The story of Moses and the children of Israel’s Exodus out of Egypt is not only a true account of a factual event, but it is also a type and shadow of the conflict between a life that is led by the world and its ways versus living a life led by God and His ways.

…For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Romans 8:5

In this story Egypt symbolizes the worldly systems and how it imposes its sinful, fearful and prideful mindsets upon the lives of the people.  Moses life depicts the journey and the process of a man with a destiny who being raised in the ways of the world searches out his purpose in life.  We then see Moses attempt to accomplish his destiny in his own understanding and how this journey leads him to a place of brokenness and maturity as he yields his ways to God’s ways and as a result, his life impacts the lives of others as well.

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:9

This account also amplifies how one person’s life and decisions have an affect on many.

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.
Romans 5:17-18

As you contemplate the life of Moses in these next few days, let it serve to remind you of the following:

  • God is a covenant keeping God and He watches over His word in your life
  • Your life truly has a divine purpose
  • This purpose will become the catalyst of change that will mature you so you can fulfill your purpose
  • Your life is not an island and your destiny is linked to others accomplishing theirs.

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4:16

 


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