Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Exodus 8 - A Separated People

Hi everybody!

Today was field trip day! Big Brother and I went to our KY State Capitol with our homeschool group for a special tour. Little Brother spent the day with Daddy :). With all that going on today, I am just now getting around to blogging.

Today our Scripture was Exodus 8. Moses and Aaron visit Pharaoh several more times asking for freedom for their people, and each time Pharaoh says no, God sends another plague upon Egypt. They have to deal with frogs, lice, and swarms of flies (yuck!)

Pharaoh plays games with Moses, each time agreeing to let the people go if the plague will just stop, but then changing his mind once the plague is over.

But the particular Scripture that stood out to me today was

*Exodus 8:22-23*

*And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
And I will put a division between my people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be.*

The Lord made a separation between His people, the children of Israel, and the people of Egypt. There was a line drawn between the two...a clear distinction.

God wants Christians as His people today to be different from the world around them . We are a separated people also. There ought to be a distinct difference that sets us apart.

Christians will be "peculiar people." We do not talk the same way the rest of the world talks. The way we behave will be different from the world around us. The things we value and hold dear will be totally different from the things the rest of the world highly esteems. We will dress differently, and we will raise our children differently.

To be a child of God is to be different in a lot of ways. But look at how God spared the children of Israel the awful plagues that troubled the Egyptians. Look how God loved and cared for His children and heard and answered their prayers.

What a blessing to be among His separated people!!

God bless!!

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