January 26

Exodus 1

The children of Israel suffer in Egypt.


God's control over the world need never be questioned. God intended to bring Israel back into the Promised Land. He had spoken it, and He would do it.

When that seemed least likely, it was closest to happening. In the dark hour of Israel's enslavement, God was working to deliver them -- through the birth and miraculous preservation of Moses. Before Moses would die, Israel would be back on the doorstep of the land which had been promised to them.

To many today, the fulfillment of God's promises seems unlikely. Christ's return may be scoffed at, but God has spoken it, and God will do it.

The day is drawing nearer. We must watch -- and be ready.


· In the words of this psalm, praise the God of the impossible:

When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings
I will rejoice (Psalms 63:6-7).

· Now pray this confession to the Lord:

If I say that I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me. If I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness (based on 1 John 1:8-9).

· Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind. As you agree with God's will, voice your affirmation of His Word:

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame" (Romans 10:9-11).

· As you make your requests known to the Lord, pray for:
· your faithfulness in sharing Christ,
· the Lord's work in national and world affairs,
· today's activities.

· Now offer this prayer of worship to the Lord:

Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
Bless the Lord all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
(Psalms 103:21-22).

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