Posts from June 2021

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 14, 2021

Acts 7:25 (NIV) Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.   Moses failed in his attempt to deliver God’s people, (when he went to the defense of the Israelite and avenged him by killing the Egyptian -vs. 24), because he acted in self-effort and the impetuosity of the flesh and not in reliance upon God.  God’s work must be done God’s way.  “All the knowledge and wisdom…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2021

Hebrews 11:24-26 (focus verse 26)He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt…  “Moses chose to repudiate his identification with Pharaoh’s daughter in spite of the fact that he was obliged to her by gratitude and self-interest.  He chose to share in the afflictions of his people in preference to the sinful pleasures of Egypt.  He chose the reproach of Christ in preference to the honors of Pharaoh’s court.  He…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 11, 2021

Exodus 2:22  (NIV)  Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying,  “I have become an alien in a foreign land.”   Exodus 23:9  (NIV)  “Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt.”   Rev. Walter Beutler comments on these passages:  “Moses, in the school of divine providence as a stranger in a strange land, is taught understanding and compassion for the heart of a…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 10, 2021

Exodus 2:15b  Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to Midian, where he sat down by a well.  In the middle of a dismal failure, in a state of extreme distress and perplexity, after having killed a man and fleeing to Midian for his life, Moses sat down at a well.  Ever made a serious, life-threatening, bad decision that took you far away from life as you knew it?  Moses did not know that God was watching and that divine providence…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 9, 2021

Exodus 2:24a (NIV)  God heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant…   God has a plan and a purpose.  He cares deeply about those who are under-resourced, under-valued, under-served, lost, and forgotten.  Do we care that much?  Do we notice them?  Do we have an emotional response to them?  Does our heart lead us to do something about it?  When have you been moved during your day to interrupt your busy agenda in order to respond to a need…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 8, 2021

Exodus 2:10  Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son.  The princess named him Moses, for she explained, “I lifted him out of the water.”  The whole book of Exodus is a story of God miraculous work of  “lifting people out”  of places of death.  It is a book about redemption.  And redemption, we learn, is a bloody thing.  Our salvation was not easily gained.  Christ suffered…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 7, 2021

Exodus 1:7 (NLT)  But their descendants, the Israelites, had many children and grandchildren.  In fact, they multiplied so greatly that they became extremely powerful and filled the land.   In the middle of Israel’s bondage, God revealed Himself and His power as He multiplied and prospered Israel.  While the new king was intimidated by the fruitfulness of the Israelites and strategized ways to minimize and oppress them, God was at work multiplying them.  Isn’t that just like God!  Consider how…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 5, 2021

[Mark 3:13]  Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to Him those He wanted, and they came to Him.  Before we go for Christ, we must come to Him (“Come now therefore, and I will send you” Ex. 3:10).  Fellowship with Christ takes precedence over service for Him.  Therefore, association comes before representation.  “Those who want to keep going in effectiveness must keep coming in devotedness; good speakers for God must be good hearers from God, therefore they must…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2021

[Ephesians 4:16]  (NLT) 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.  (KJV – …the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth…)  What thing do you  “supply”?  What  “special work”  do you contribute that makes WEAG the remarkable church that it is?  What is your contribution?  Are you…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2021

[I Corinthians 12:27]  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  Paul’s teaching on the importance of all the parts of the human body was a metaphor to help us understand the Body of Christ and the important role that each one of us has within it.  We tend to be a bit myopic when it comes to evaluating various roles in the Church.  Somehow people have come to believe that…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 2, 2021

[Romans 1:1]  Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God…   Paul faced controversy over his apostleship since he did not walk with Jesus and learn from Him like the others.  Yet, He met the resurrected Jesus on the road to Damascus and had a definite call from the Lord to be a minister of the Gospel.  We all have our different experiences as followers of Jesus.  Some of…