Read: Exodus 5
Reflect: Moses’ first attempts to persuade Pharoah to let his people go end in failure, and in Chapter 5 we see how scary it is just to get started. The people fear that Moses will make things worse. They’re right. It’s going to take a whole lot more suffering for everyone before God’s people will finally march out of
. Have you
ever lived in a difficult situation, tolerating the difficulty because you were
afraid it could only get worse? What finally spurred you to change? Egypt
Write: (on your own or in the comments here)
Recite the Week's Verse: Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.”
Pray: Gracious Lord, Help me grow in courage and faith so that my fear does not stop me from doing what is right in your eyes. Amen.