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To Embrace Change or Not?

6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.'”

9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.Exodus 6:6-9

Moses had just heard from God Almighty. Prior to this, very few people had heard from God Himself.

Recall that not long ago, he heard God in the burning bush. He had already been to Pharaoh once, and now he was the conduit for God’s message to the Israelites.

What a unique position Moses held in histroy. God was using him in spite of himself. It was clearly a new role for Moses to be in. This was clearest example ever of “on the job training.” He still had doubts and fears, but he was doing it.

Isn’t that the case with anything we do in life? At first, we have no idea if it will work. When it starts to go in our favor, we begin to embrace it. And then it’s normal everyday life, that is, until the next big change.

We see societal and cultural changes happening all around us, some of it good, some of it terrible. Embrace the good and stand strong against the evil that creeps up on you. “They” will push and push until it’s part of normal society.

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