January 30

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“I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord!” (Exodus 12:12 NLT).

From: January 30, 2019

THE LORD IS GOD

Egypt worshiped a multitude of false gods. They had a god for everything. For instance, “Hapi” was their god of the Nile, yet the Lord turned it into blood. “Hekket” was their goddess of fertility and had the face of a frog. Yet it was the Lord who sent a plague of frogs and wouldn’t cause them to retreat until Moses gave the word. “Ra” was the Egyptian sun god, yet the Lord sent three days of darkness upon Egypt that the sun could not penetrate. Each of the ten plagues can be similarly attributed to being a judgment against a specific Egyptian god or goddess. In this way, the Lord was showing Himself the only true God, both to the Hebrews as well as the Egyptians.
 
The idolatrous ways of modern humanity may be less obvious, but no less true. And the Lord is still calling us to pull our affections off of our idols and put them on Him.
 
PRAYER: Dear Lord, we repent of our idolatrous dependence on material things. We cast our cares upon You, knowing that You alone are God. Help us to grow in our dependence and trust. We love You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” (Psalm 25:5 NLT).

From: January 30, 2018

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
David wore his heart on his sleeve in this psalm. He prayed to the Lord with passion and very personal connection. David’s prayer life was one of intimacy with God. His psalms are helpful to those of us who desire a similar prayer life. Today, I pray along with David, “Lord, my Savior, lead and teach me today. I will put my hope in You all day (not just part of the day) long.!”

“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8 NKJV).

From: January 30, 2017

Solomon gives an example from nature to teach the discipline of living beneath your means and managing God-given resources according to the seasons of life. Stop being lazy with the time, talent and treasure that God has entrusted to you. Even the ant knows to save a surplus to get through the dry season and to gather during the harvest. Live on less than you make. Work with wisdom and diligence. Remember God’s ownership and your stewardship.

“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:13 ESV)

From: January 30, 2016

The Lord instructed Moses to have the people kill a male lamb without blemish and spread its blood on their doorposts, so that the angel of death would pass-over them. The Passover was to be an on-going remembrance of how God delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. The Passover clearly prepared them for its fulfillment in Christ, who is the Lamb of God without blemish and whose blood was shed, so that we might be delivered from sin’s slavery and from death unto eternal life. The Passover meal pointed forward to Christ, as the Lord’s Supper now points back to Him. Jesus is our Passover Lamb.

“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13 NKJV)

From: January 30, 2015

The Lord instructed Moses to have the people kill a male lamb without blemish and spread its blood on their doorposts, so that the angel of death would pass-over them. The Passover was to be an on-going remembrance of how God delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. The Passover clearly prepared them for its fulfillment in Christ, who is the Lamb of God without blemish and whose blood was shed, so that we might be delivered from sin’s slavery and from death unto eternal life. The Passover meal pointed forward to Christ, as the Lord’s Supper now points back to Him. Jesus is our Passover Lamb.

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave” (Matthew 20:26-27)

From: January 30, 2014

Jesus described the new Kingdom economy to His disciples. He modeled the new servant-leader paradigm by washing His disciples feet and then dying on the cross for our sins. To James and John, who aspired to leadership, He didn’t rebuke them, He showed them a better way. Jesus radically changed the leadership model. He descended to greatness.

“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13)

From: January 30, 2013

The Lord instructed Moses to have the people kill a male lamb without blemish and spread its blood on their doorposts, so that the angel of death would pass-over them. The Passover was to be a on-going remembrance and reminder of how God delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. The Passover clearly prepared them for its fulfillment in Christ, who is the Lamb of God without blemish and whose blood was shed, so that we might be delivered from sin’s slavery and from death unto eternal life. The Passover pointed forward to Christ, as the Lord’s Supper now points back to Him. Jesus is our Passover Lamb.