August 12 / 100 WORDS

PURPOSE

Today's Reading: Exodus 7

Key Verse: Exodus 7:5

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

God's purposes will be carried out in His timing, with or without the willing co-operation of His people, and in spite of the opposition of His enemies. Pharaoh set himself to oppose God's purposes.

Pharaoh does not win this battle. "God is Love" (1 John 4:8), and it must hurt Him far more than we can conceive when He must allow judgment, which people bring upon themselves, so that His purposes come to pass. As our Father, He knows what is best for His children, and He will do what is right for time and for eternity.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord God, we humbly ask for Your grace that we may fulfill Your purposes in obedience to Your will. We understand so very little about Your ways in which You do things; but we're trusting You that "Your will may be done in earth as it is in Heaven." We know that to do Your will cost Jesus of Nazareth His life. Whatever it takes, Lord, we're Yours forever. We pray in Jesus' Name. Amen!

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