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Exodus 5-8; Psalm 22:1-11

These two texts are the first of a two-part section of Scripture that shows a real harmony throughout Scripture.

Psalm 22 is a psalm of David where he is recounting a low point in his life where he felt God had left him. He sees his position as that of a worm, less than a man. He is being mocked for his trust in God, and others are even crying out “let God rescue him.”

We see something similar in the Exodus passage. God’s people are slaves in Egypt, it seems that God has forgotten them. Moses comes to rescue them, an answer to their prayers to God, but their work gets harder not easier.

The fact that God rescues His people is what David is counting on. You have been faithful in the past, will you be faithful once more. But if you look back to Exodus, the people weren’t always so sure God was going to deliver them. They thought that Moses’ efforts were going to get them killed as Pharaoh kept increasing their workload.

God is going to crush Egypt in the process of delivering His people. It will be a slow display of power. Water to Blood, Frogs, Gnats and Flies begin God’s display of wrath on Egypt. Mostly pests, but God is giving Pharaoh time to submit to Him or face destruction.

God always responds for His people. It may not be in our time, or by our preferred method, but God always provides at the right time. We get the blessing and the deliverance; He gets the praise and glory.

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~ by mikefoster on February 1, 2016.

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