SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 19, 2023 (GOD DEMAND TOTAL OBEDIENCE)
TOPIC : GOD DEMAND TOTAL OBEDIENCE
Opening Prayer: May the meditation of my heart be acceptable unto you, O Lord as I read from your word.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 4: 18-31
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
The incident in vs.24-25 is very strange. Finally, Moses was now on his way to fulfil God’s special mission to deliver Israel. Now, God wants to kill him! Why?
Moses had to learn the lesson of absolute obedience to God’s commands. One of those commands was that ALL the male descendants of Abraham were to be circumcised (Genesis 17:9-14). It was the sign of God’s covenant with him. Evidently, Moses was already circumcised, and one of his two boys, but not the other. God was going to have no exceptions when it comes to obedience to His commands. It was not one rule for Moses as leader and a different rule for the rest of the people.
Even Moses was not indispensable if he would not obey God; and the fact that his Midianite wife found circumcision distasteful was irrelevant (v.25). Once that was settled, the business on hand could continue. God was already at work, prompting Aaron to meet his brother whom he had not seen for many years (v.27). For both of them, the adventure of faith began on a very promising note (vs.29-31). They would soon face the counterattack of the enemy.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, please teach me to obey you fully in all things small and big.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Ezekiel 11:19
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 32,33, Psalms 14
Thanks for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 19 January 2023 | Devotional