God's Way Is Not Our Way [Exodus 5]

19The foremen of the sons of Israel saw that they were in trouble because they were told, "You must not reduce your daily amount of bricks."

 20When they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them.

 21They said to them, "May the LORD look upon you and judge you, for you have made us odious in Pharaoh's sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."

 22Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?

 23"Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all."


Just this past week, I had a situation with a church leader that enabled me to identify with the grumbling people. Although the situations were very different, the root issue was the same. We (Israel and I) did not trust God and His chosen leader, and we were clueless about God's overall plan. The leader became the target for the grumbling and in Moses' case, he began to question God's plan.


We praise You, God, for raising up Your leaders to guide us in our churches. Cause the leaders to be listening to You and obeying You. Cause us to trust You to work through our leaders and to be encouraging and obedient to them by Your grace. The body of Christ is precious to You. Protect and guide us in these last days.



Beth Warlick, 4/23/2010