Monday, March 4, 2013

Exodus for Lent: Week 3, Monday

Week 3: Trust. This week, our study will focus on trusting God. When we fear God and listen to Him, our next step is to trust what He says as we move forward. Trust is hard. It requires remembering past faithfulness, letting go of control in the present, and having faith in the future.   


Read: Exodus 10:12-20


Reflect: Pharaoh finally glimpses his sin and asks for forgiveness “just this once,” but as the plague lifts, God hardens his heart. What does this mean? Can we trust a God who manipulates people like this? Or is something else going on? Does God harden hearts that resist His will, or does resisting the righteousness of God create hardness? How do you resist God? What does your resistance do to your heart?


Write: Privately or here in the comments.


Recite: Psalm 9:9-10   The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.


Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for never giving up on me. Soften my heart that I may trust in you and never be separated from your love. Amen 


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