Posts Tagged ‘Pharaoh’

  

“But when Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had stopped, he and his officials sinned again, and Pharaoh again became stubborn.” (Exodus‬ ‭9‬:‭34‬ NLT)

“The Flood of 1955” was one of the worst tragedies to hit Connecticut, causing 87 deaths and millions of dollars of damage. According to a report by Jeanne A. LeBlanc of the Hartford Courant, one of the worst heartbreaks was the deaths of Patrick & Margaret Mullin, both 70. After being safely rescued and evacuated to Westminster School, they walked back to their house as the pre-dawn flood waters were rising. They would later be found drowned in their attic. Once safe, now perished. 

We are all guilty of Pharaoh’s sin, of seeing God move yet continuing on in stubborn wrong decisions. God doesn’t make us that way, we freely choose it and then reap the after-effects. The sad part is when our poor decisions cost others a price. Stubbornness does that. 

The Bible and history books are filled with stubbornness that resulted in tragedy. Study why the Bible compares stubbornness to idolatry [see 1 Samuel 15:23], then let your heart be open to God’s correction and instruction that leads to life! You are loved today! 

  

Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.” (Genesis‬ ‭40‬:‭23‬ NLT)

On March 5, 2015, Leslie Moore, a nurse in Edmond, OK, says she was on her way home from work when she heard an alarm and smelled smoke. She approached the home where the smoke was coming from and saw that a door was open. Inside of the house, she found a woman. Moore dragged the woman outside to safety as firefighters arrived on the scene, saving her life. A great example of being in the right place at the right time!

In today’s Bible text, it looks as if Pharaoh’s servant simply forgot about Joseph, leaving him stuck unjustly in prison. But for God, the timing wasn’t right. While God was busy putting all the key players on the scene in order to raise Joseph up to his ordained place of prominence, the timing was still too premature.

With God, timing is everything. As we say at our church: “The right thing at the right time is the right thing”. Don’t get discouraged if things aren’t happening the way you believe they should. God is never late and seldom early, but He’s always right on time! Be encouraged this weekend! It’s all going to work out right! You are loved!