We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Déjà vu

Did you have a déjà vu experience? Well that is what Moses must have had when he and the children of Israel were protected from the plagues and left Egypt with all their treasure. Hundreds of years earlier, Father Abraham was guided to Egypt because of a famine in his land. While sojourning there, the promised seed was put in jeopardy when pharaoh took Abraham’s wife Sarah into his house (Gen 12), no thanks to self serving Abraham. To protect the purity of Abraham’s wife, God brought great plagues upon pharaoh and Egypt (Genesis 12:17). But the plagues awakened the king to the recognition that God’s protection was upon this family (Genesis 12:18). So Pharaoh summoned Abraham and commanded him to leave Egypt (Genesis 12:19). Not only was Abraham and his family driven out, but he left Egypt with much treasure (Genesis 12). Five hundred years after Abraham entered Egypt, another famine would hit during the days of the 12 sons of Israel. During their sojourn in Egypt, the promised seed was again put in jeopardy by another pharaoh; but he too was reminded that this family was under the protection of God through 10 violent plagues. (Exodus 1ff) Commanded to leave Egypt, the children of Israel then left with much treasure. Are you presently experiencing a famine in your life? This may be your opportunity to experience God’s leading, protection and deliverance that ultimately leads to an exodus that leaves you with much treasure. We serve a great redeeming God who can be trusted, so don’t be afraid to go down to the Egypt’s of life; and when things get difficult there, remember, in the end, you will leave with an eternal treasure.

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