Day 1 // Exodus 5

Focus

What has God taught you about His character so far in Exodus?

Read // Exodus 5:1:-23

22 Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? 23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.” (Exodus 5:22-23).

Reflect

In Exodus 5, the difficulty of the Israelites’ work was increased after Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and requested that they be let go to worship their God in the desert. Pharaoh did not know God and not only denied the request but actually increased the demand of their labor. As a result of this, the Israelites turned on Moses and Aaron rather than trusting God had greater plans for them.

Do we actually believe that God’s purposes for our lives our better than our own? Sometimes obedience to God’s will leads us deeper into struggle, trial, and persecution before we get to His blessing.

It’s easy to claim trust in God when life is going well. It is in the refining fire of the trials of life that the true quality of our faith is revealed. 

Apply

What area of your life do you find yourself struggling, looking to God to answer, “why me?”? 

Instead of looking to God in frustration, try asking Him, “Lord, what do you want to teach me and grow in me during this season?”.