OVERVIEW: Multiple plagues continue, but God distinguishes between the Israelites in the land of Goshen and the Egyptians by protecting the Israelites.
BIG IDEA: Don’t spend another night in sin or disobedience.
KEY VERSE: Exodus 8:22–23 (God telling Moses what to say to Pharaoh)
But this time I will spare the region of Goshen, where my people live. No flies will be found there. Then you will know that I am the Lord and that I am present even in the heart of your land. I will make a clear distinction between my people and your people. This miraculous sign will happen tomorrow.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You are not on your own. I have provided for my children throughout history, and that won’t change today or any time in the future. Everything may not go your way, but it always goes mine. I will provide so that you and others know I am the Lord. So do not be overwhelmed by your circumstances. I am greater than all you see or experience.
I love to bless you and others—that’s my nature. But receive my blessing as a gift to be distributed, not one to be hoarded or hidden. I want you to know my love, but I want others to know it, too. Many don’t follow me, but I want them to know me and my ways. I want them to turn to me and receive my love and leadership. Don’t give up on those who disregard me or attack me. I have not. I want the world to know my passion and power, and I invite you to display a faith-filled life.
Take time to be still before God. Thank God for his protection and provision. Thank God for his favor. But recognize who he is and that you are his servant. Set a timer on your watch or phone for two minutes and sit quietly before God, acknowledging his power and authority in your life.
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