Directions Given

Through the leadership of Moses, God had carried the Israelites from Egypt to where they were in Exodus 19. We are told that God had great plans for His people so explained to Moses are directions for what they should do in order to be touched by His divine power. In any good thing in life, we endure being distressed before being blessed.

There were some preparations the people needed to make to receive His protection and favor. Moses explained to them to separate themselves from impurity and to dedicate themselves to Him through a three day purification ritual (vv. 10-15).

In the same way, we should prepare ourselves daily as we seek to be touched by His divine power. Because of our acceptance of Jesus who died for our sins on the cross, we are separated from impurity so we do not have these same challenges as people did during the time of Moses.

Today, we have a lot of technological gadgets but what it really comes down to is putting the time in so we know what to do and have the discipline to carry it out. In life, knowing what to do comes from God’s Word so that we follow the correct instructions.

This day with You Lord, we pray for patience, we pray for making Christ more than just an acquaintance. We pray for endurance through distress and in that endurance, You will bless. We are thankful for Your Word so we have good instructions for a better life today and a better life tomorrow. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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