Daily Faith

Daily Faith

21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians. Exodus 3:21-22

So God finished laying out the next steps in the life of Israel, even to the point of saying he’ll plunder the Egyptians by handing over their gold and silver to the Hebrews. It’s a solid overarching plan of how this would all go down. I suspect it was quite overwhelming for Moses. He’s still talking with a burning bush! Not to mention that he’s talking to his creator. It would take me months to process that alone.

But all along, God said He’d be with Moses every step of the way. It’s clear to us now because we know the ending, but they didn’t have that luxury. He still had to have faith as he heard this, as he talked with his people, and as he went to Pharaoh. The faith we have is no different in our situations. Similar to Moses, we don’t know our final outcomes. We get glimpses of the ultimate destination but very little about what will happen along the way.

That’s where faith and reliance on a Sovereign God comes into play. So yes, we have an edge when we read Scripture about what the Biblical characters had to endure, but we also have to exercise our faith every day.

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