FEBRUARY 2, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
FEBRUARY 2 READING…EXODUS 6 & MATTHEW 27
Today’s theme is the reassurance of God. It may surprise you that God cares more about you than anything you will ever do. That is not to say that what we do is not important…but that God’s design for us is that what we do flows out of our relationship with Him. We are limited and truly frail humans…and it is easy for us to get discourage…especially when we face the opposition that we spoke of yesterday. God knows us and pours His reassurance into us, in both that He loves us and that He has a call for our lives. Psalm 103:14 says, “For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Who and what we are is no surprise to God…He knows our weakness as well as our strengths…and yet He loves us and uses us in His glorious kingdom work. Moses was struggling with doubt, discouragement, and continued opposition to what God had called him to do. Have you ever felt this way? We can trust God in these times of our own discouragement, for He is God who is always there, who always cares. God reminded Moses that He was there with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…and He would be there for Moses. By the way, He will be there for you and me! We must remember that not only does God know us, but that our situation is not a surprise to Him. Because we are frail, we like Moses, need the reassuring voice of God in our lives. Listen, He is speaking to you.
In Matthew 27 we have the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. All of this reminds us that the Lord understands. He understands our struggle…He understands our pain…He understands what it means to be opposed…He knows rejection…and He knows what it feels like to be all alone. It ought to be great comfort to us that Jesus knows, and truly understands. Yet, He calls to us to come to Him with our weariness and with our burdens, and He will give us rest. Everything about Jesus brings reassurance to us in the midst of what we are facing. It is so comforting to know that the Lord of glory really understands, and He cares. He is patient and reassuring in all things in our lives. Today may be dark, like it was on the day of our Lord’s crucifixion…but the Resurrection is on the way. The Psalmist tells us the “joy comes in the morning!"
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TOMORROW’S READING…EXODUS 7-8 & MATTHEW 28 & PSALM 67