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Boasting in our merciful God!

Scripture reading for January 31st:  Exodus 4-6, Galatians 6

Key Scriptures:  Exodus 6:5-7  “Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered My covenant.  Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.  I will take you to be My people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, Who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” 

God told Moses that He had heard the groaning of Israel and had seen their bondage and suffering.  He is our God who sees and hears, and has the will and power to deliver.  “I will” marks the confident assurance by which God states His plans to bring His people out of bondage by His own arm and with great acts of judgment.  He desires to be their God and have them for His own people!  Oh that we would as confidently boast in our amazing living God!

Faith confession and prayer:  Father, thank You for Your great heart of mercy and for being aware and active in my salvation.  I will ever boast of Jesus Christ and Your great act of deliverance of me and all others through placing our judgment on Your Son.

Galatians 6:14-15  “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.”  

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God delivers His people!

Scripture reading for January 30th:  Exodus 1-3, Galatians 5

Key Scriptures:  Exodus 3:7-10  “Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters.  I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.  And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.  Come, I will send you to Pharaoh. . . “ 

God sees everything and knows what is happening to His people.  He knows their bondage and fear.  He understands their suffering and the hard taskmasters of sin and the devil.  He, Himself, promises that He will deliver them from the bondage and take them to a land flowing with milk and honey.  His plan then was to send Moses to Pharaoh in His place and use him to bring His people out of bondage in Egypt.  But Jesus Christ is God’s ultimate and final word on freedom.  In Him, through faith, we have been set free forever!

Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” 

Faith confession and prayer:  I believe in Jesus Christ, who has set me free from the bondage of sin and death!  Lord, deliver me from all evil and empower me to enter the land of promise enjoying the milk of Your Word and the sweetness of Your presence with me today!

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