So this week I started listening to Matt Chandler. He started a study on the book of Exodus. Yesterday he said something that I thought is so true. He made reference to talking to his daughter who is 13.(This is not a quote but my own words). Who is smarter you or your 6 year old sister? Me of course. How do you know? Because I am older. Do you think it is possible that your dad who is 42 might be able smarter and see somethings that you can't see? Of course. He then uses this same example with us. Do you think it is possible that we may not know or see things that God sees who is all-powerful, all knowing and outside of time itself? The nation of Israel is us. We are the nation of Israel in the sense that he allows us to go through things to bless us. Abraham died with one son. When Joseph invited his brothers to live with him in Egypt, there were 70 people. When the Israelites had been set free in Exodus 12:37 says: And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. (More than a million people)
This was after they had been enslaved for over 400 years. God had multiplied and was fulfilling his promise to Abraham, that his descendants who be more than the stars in the sky. I was encouraged by this. How often do I see my own circumstances and question why am I going through this experience? Do I trust God even when I don't understand why or what purpose does God have for me to go through this? What does God want to teach me?