God Will Be Praised!

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Exodus 9:16

But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

O-bservation:

These are the words of the Almighty through His servant Moses to the Pharaoh of Egypt. There was more than one Pharaoh of Egypt, but this was the Pharaoh who refused to let the children of Israel go. The Lord said to Pharaoh, “I raised you up so YOU could see my power, and I’m going to use YOU and this story to make my name known throughout the ages!”

A-pplication:

This is an amazing story because what happened is exactly what God Himself prophesied through Moses to Pharaoh was going to happen. In one night, God moved over 3 million Israelites out of Egyptian slavery into freedom. God was and has been lauded for thousands of years since. Moses was and is known as a leadership hero and guru, and Pharaoh is forever the metaphor for rebellious humans who stand against the Almighty!! Today we all need to decide how God will be praised through our lives. Will He be praised because of our service to others in need? Or will He be praised because through our rebellion, people look back on our mistakes and say, “Wow! They shoulda listened to the Lord!” Because either way, dear friend, “God Will Be Praised!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I learned years ago not to rebut Your desires for my life. You are my Savior, my Lord, and my God. Help me please You to encourage all who know me to praise You now. Because the fact I’ve learned is, “God Will Be Praised!” Amen

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