Today’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 16:1-19:25
“Praise the Lord,” Jethro said, “for he has rescued you from the Egyptians and from Pharaoh. Yes, he has rescued Israel from the powerful hand of Egypt! I know now that the Lord is greater than all other gods, because he rescued his people from the oppression of the proud Egyptians.”
I almost forgot about Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law. It seems like such a long time since Moses left Midian. I’m still amazed that Jethro allowed Moses to take his daughter on a journey to rescue the Israelites, a foreign people who worshiped a god he did not know.
The Midianites were thought to be worshippers of many gods; not unlike today’s world. We have an infinite number of religions with many gods. It makes me think of all the unrest in the world. If we trace the problem to the root, most of the time it’s a battle to see whose god is greater.
God’s display of greatness in our lives caused a person who did not believe in Jesus to say, “I know now that the Lord is greater than all other gods, because of the miracles I saw in ________________’s life.” [Insert your name in blank]
I truly believe this is the main reason we are on this earth. Think about it, heaven is going to be a much better place than life on this earth. Once we accept Jesus we’re ready to go.
Why doesn’t Jesus just “beam us up” as soon as we say “yes” to Him?
Because He expects us to pay it forward. To live a life that reflects His goodness, His power and His greatness so that others will want to know Him more.
Is God doing great things is Your life?
Is He bringing you through hard times and meeting your needs?
Are you allowing others to see and hear about God’s greatness in your life?
Or… are you saying, “I’m a private person, I don’t want people to know my business”?
I can certainly understand feeling that way, but if sharing your journey could introduce another person to the one, true, living God of the universe, wouldn’t it be worth it?
Let’s let our light shine!
Heavenly Father, show us how to reflect Your greatness today.
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:1-22:15