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The book of Exodus Ch. 1

Updated: Feb 28

As we end the month of February, I decided to do something different. I'll be sharing with you some of the insight I'm receiving as I read the different books in the Bible. I invite you to join me on this journey starting with the book of Exodus and I encourage you to read the posted Chapters of the Bible as well. Feel free to share comments or send me an email as we journey along together. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Abba Father, we praise You and glorify Your Holy name today. Thank you for loving us with all You have by sending Your One and Only Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. Speak to us LORD and reveal more of yourself to us as we read Your Word today In Jesus' Name.

Chapter 1 of Exodus starts off with the people of God, specifically, the family of Jacob and his sons multiplying in a foreign land away from their home called Egypt. They came to Egypt to get food during a famine that had affected the whole of the world at the time (Genesis 26). One of Jacob's sons, Joseph was put in charge of all the affairs of Egypt, second in command to the Pharaoh. Joseph was the gate way for God's people to relocate to Egypt after his brothers had sold him as a slave to Midianite traders who in turn sold him in Egypt (Genesis 37:36). For more details, I encourage you to check out the book of Genesis.

As the Israelites grew and multiplied in number over generations, there was a king who came into power and did not know Jospeh (Exodus 1:8). This king of Egypt started to torment the Israelites with harsh labor in fear that they would take over their land (Exodus 1:10). However, the more they inflicted hard labor on them, the more the Israelites grew (Exodus 1:12-13). I love this particular passage because it shows us how the blessings of God cannot be dimmed down by forces of darkness. In the midst of all that harsh labor and pain, God's power and protection enabled His people to continue prospering and multiplying. The king of Egypt then decided to take a different approach which was to instruct the midwives to ensure that every Hebrew baby boy would die upon birth (Exodus 1:14-15). Fortunately, these midwives feared God more than the authority of the king and ensured that no Hebrew baby boy died. We see that God continued to multiply the Hebrew people abundantly and also blessed the midwives. Exodus 1:21 says, "And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them." I love this passage because it illustrates God's ability as Jehovah Jireh, the One who knows and is well able to meet all our expected and unexpected needs. The One and True God who answers our prayers before we even speak. Isaiah 65:24 says, "I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!" AMEN.

Prayer: Abba Father, we thank you that You are the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you for mercy and love. Thank you for Your goodness that is always on our side because we are Your sons and daughters. Thank you for Your protection and ensuring that no weapon formed against Your children prospers. When the enemy presents negative reports, may we always remember that You are forever on our side. Thank you for supplying all our needs according to your riches in glory in Christ. We are blessed and continue to ask for the grace to receive all that You have in store for us In the Name of Jesus, Amen. Thank you LORD.

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