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Written by Drew Efimov
Then He Delivers
I was recently considering the plight of Ancient Israel when they were held in captivity in Egypt during Moses’ life and imaging what it was like to have grown up under the hand of the master’s whip and cruelty of the taskmasters. It quickly raises the question, ‘where was God while all this was happening’?
Reading about Moses’ encounter with God at Mt. Sinai written in Exodus 3:6-10, God tells us quite clearly He was actively involved.
Egypt is a nation filled with history. I’ve visited Egypt a few years ago and have seen pylons full of detailed records chronicling what has happened in this nation over years and years of history. The book of Genesis tells us the greatness of Pharaoh and Egypt was preserved by the warning God had provided Pharaoh in a dream and interpreted by Joseph. That part of their history was not being recognised and acknowledged at that time. They didn't want to know about Joseph or the God of Joseph. As far as they were concerned, Egypt had saved itself from famine – had done it all itself.
Now God was ready to act – to deliver His people.
When I am in a trial, that gives me comfort that I haven’t been forgotten; God is watching what is happening in my life, listening to my prayers, remembering His promises, waiting to see how I am responding and preparing to take action. Then He delivers!
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