Todays Readings: Ex 7:25‐9:35, Matt 19:13‐30, Ps 24:1‐10, Prov 6:1‐5
(S)cripture- Exodus 9:16-17 (Context – As God announces the plague of hail, he tells pharaoh why he has not just killed all the Egyptians) “But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. 17 You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go.”
(O)bservations- God has a purpose for the wicked – to show his power in punishment
What Pharaoh was doing wrong – exalting himself and not obeying God
God is passionate about his name being proclaimed to all the earth
(A)pplication- I want to humble myself and obey. I get to talk with a man today about his beliefs regarding God’s punishment of the wicked.
(P)rayer – Lord, guide my conversation today. My it be filled with the Word. I know that I often exalt myself. Make my drive proclaiming your name and not my own.