THE WORD FOR TODAY
BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Exodus 7-9
8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Entreat the LORD that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD.”
Perhaps you have seen the popular daytime game show: “Let’s Make a Deal”. For the contents behind a certain door you can make a certain deal. Sometimes the prize winner was a really happy and at times the prize winner gets a goat or something like that.
In our scripture today we see Egypt’s leader, Pharoah making a deal with God, “Entreat the LORD that He may take away the frogs me and from my people; and I will the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD.” And by the way you know what God got in return for taking away the frogs. Pharoah broke his end of the bargain.
In times of crisis we are really good at making deals with God. We say, “God if you heal my child I promise you I will never forsake you and I will be in church every Sunday.” Crisis causes us to grasp at any straw we can find to help us.
Pharoah had one thing right in the midst of his crisis. Only GOD can take away the “frogs” of our life. Only God can strengthen us to cope with crisis. Only GOD can make a way when there is no way.
Let’s not ‘Make a Deal’ with God but let’s trust…let’s believe…let’s have confidence that HE is the only ONE who can help us through any crisis.
Lord, only YOU can help us in times of CRISIS…only YOU can change and transform our situation for YOUR glory…help us O LORD…In Jesus Name...AMEN!!!