Wednesday, August 03, 2016

"Our ignorance of God..."


Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

God's Power

We are living in the day of the greatest Bible illiteracy of any time in our country's history. People know little about God. This is not completely new. In Moses' day, Pharaoh was the ruler of the known world. He had many gods, and he knew much about them. But he knew nothing about God Jehovah. So, when God sent Moses to tell Pharaoh to let God's people go, Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go." He didn't know God, and he certainly didn't think God knew him.
The Bible calls Pharaoh the "king of Egypt" in verse 4. In verse 6 it talks about Pharaoh's commands, and we find out about the brutality and ruthlessness of Pharaoh in the following verses. In other words, Pharaoh was a man used to getting his own way because he was his own authority, the king of Egypt. He gave the commands. He was the one in control, but God was about to reveal Himself to Pharaoh. There is an important truth here. Our ignorance of God does not diminish His power.
Pharaoh wouldn't listen to Moses because Pharaoh didn't listen to God. He said, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey Him?" All this was about to change. God's people were about to follow, Pharaoh's country was about to come to its knees, and all that was going to happen was because of God's power through the submission of people like Moses. Moses' greatest and only power was when he said, "Thus saith the Lord."
Today, spend less time thinking about your own intrinsic power and innate authority, and spend your time making sure that you are living in complete submission to God. Whether people acknowledge God or not, He is powerful, and He works through the submission of His people.

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