Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, April 22
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Know What God Is Up To
Exodus 14:1-2 NKJV "Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 'Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea."
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’ Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord.”
God had a plan which He revealed to Moses, and which the children of Israel were ignorant of. The Bible says that when they lifted their eyes, and saw the Egyptians marching after them they were very afraid, and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” Lol. If they knew what God was up to, they wouldn't have complained: their tears were unnecessary!
I love 1 Corinthians 2:8, which says, "for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." Brothers and sisters, God is always up to something good as long as you, His dearly beloved child, is concerned. All things work together for your good! You may not comprehend it now, but if you trust God and remain positive, you will understand it later. Cheers.