The Guidance of God

Read: Exodus 14:5-22

The Israelites were leaving slavery and Egypt behind, but now they were trapped. When they looked behind, a cloud of dust was moving their way, and in that dust was Pharaoh’s army. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened (Exod. 14:8) and as a result, he sent his armies after Moses and the people of Israel. As the Egyptian army approached the Israelites, all seemed lost. The Israelites were trapped between the great Egyptian army and the sea of water. In panic, they cried out to both Moses and God.

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Serving the Right Master

Read: Matthew 6:22-24

Jesus, the Son of God, came to this world to serveThe Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:8). “He became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). His main purpose was to do the will of the Heavenly Father who sent Him (John 4:34). Jesus expects us to serve the right master. We might get caught up in the busyness of our life to earn more and pursue a better life, thereby serving the wrong master. Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ disciple changed his focus from serving Jesus and betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver to earn more (Matt. 26:15).

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Total Surrender

Read: Psalm 28:8

Once we give ourselves up to God, do we attempt to get hold of what can never belong to us – tomorrow? Our lives are His, our times are in His hand. He is Lord over what will happen, never mind what may happen. When we pray “Thy will be done,” do we suppose He does not hear us? He always hears and always answers. If your life is fully surrendered, all is well.

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Warning Lights

Read: Joel 2:12-17

The cars of modern times are technologically sophisticated and they have many warning lights on the dashboard for the driver to be alerted if something is wrong. It is always wise for the driver to pay heed to those warning lights and check the car’s systems so as to avoid needless trouble on the way, and costlier repairs. Ignoring such lights will also lead to loss of time and serious inconveniences to the owner.

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