How much?

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Wanted to write some thoughts. Here is a bit.

Exodus 11:1 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.”

Isn’t that incredible?  The decades of slavery, the decades of abuse.  How much pain does it take for someone to cry out to God?  Jeremiah 29:13 states that “ye shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.”  How much trouble is needed for someone to search for God with all their heart?

There is so much to study and learn from these few chapters, this verse, but I must limit myself to ask what it takes for us to turn from evil to good, from anti-God to worshiping the living God?

If all eternity depended on it, how would you wake a nation, prove that you are God and deliver a people? God did it in an amazing way, he showed himself to be God, all powerful, destroyed the people’s beliefs in idols and the worship of nature, and gave the Egyptians an opportunity to turn to the living God. Some did, “a mixed multitude went up also with them”. Exodus 12:38.

Now, finally, what Moses had been asking for comes to pass. They asked for three days to worship and instead were “thrust out” permanently. Exodus 12:33: “And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.” 

As if that was not enough, God showed himself generous, because the Israelite’s “spoiled the Egyptians” Exodus 12:36. They left with “jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment” – Exodus 12:35.

Here we need to pause, because we have become so materialistic that we focus on the temporal, the jewels of silver and gold, and the clothing. In light of the new covenant we have to understand that all these are symbols of the spiritual, which manifest itself in the inner man.

When God delivers us from sin, he utterly destroys our idols and whatever things we worshiped. As we turn to God, we are thrust out of Egypt (sin), even our friends don’t want nothing to do with us. They gladly give us the boot; they no longer have any hold or attachment on us.

There is a freedom that I don’t know how to describe, lightness in being, the air is cleaner, and the thinking clear, as if newly in love, a profound sense of being, satisfaction, fulfillment, life now has meaning. That sensation, beyond the freedom of all that enslaved us, that joy is what the silver, gold and raiment signify.

To speak of material things, of gold and silver, is to pollute and not understand. It is an insult. As if to ask the girl you love why she loves about you only to hear her says that it’s for the silver, gold and clothe.

God has a plan for us; “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” – Jeremiah 29:11.

The meaning of life can only be found in relationship with God.

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Enjoying your writing very much. Already shared the last writing with two people as I felt led.

So much here resonates with what I think God is currently showing me. Second time today I’ve heard about seeking God with all our hearts.

Realized this morning I’m in fear-based rebellion on several issues. Read earlier this week: “So why are you doubting in the dark what you very much believed in the light?”

Have more to say but need to get busy with life. 🙂 Hope you have a great day. Hope the writing keeps coming.

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