This week's journey through the Chronological Bible takes us into the rest of Job's story and introduces us to the book of Exodus. For those of you who were at EHA this weekend, my apologies again for spoiling the end of the book! But I pray that as you read, God will speak to you of His wisdom and His presence in our unexpected pain and suffering. He is the magnificent Creator, and if He can do everything He lists out in Chapters 38-41, we can trust Him to hold our lives.
Personally, I love the story of Moses. I love the faith of his mother to release him into the stream, only to get him back again. I love Mose's zeal to stick up for his people, even though he's been raised as an Egyptian. I think most of all, though, I love that Moses keeps doing what he was made to do, even when things didn't work out. He runs off into the desert fearful that Pharaoh will hunt him down, and what is the first thing he does in his escape? He gets involved in a water quarrel by defending some young gals. He could easily have looked back on past experiences and thought, "when I get involved in fights that aren't my own, it ends badly." But instead he continues to act- to be the redeemer and leader God had made him to be. I know that for me, yesterday's bad experiences often become tomorrow's excuses. I pray that I learn from Moses to trust God even when life turns out differently than I expect!
What are you learning this week? What will you take away from the book of Job?