Day 2 // Exodus 6

Focus

What is the most difficult aspect of your life to trust to God’s control?

Read // Exodus 6:1-30

“I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.”  (Exodus 6:6). 

Reflect

God had sent Moses to deliver good news to His people concerning the coming mighty acts of deliverance. He was about to free them in an incredible way from their suffering and slavery. But tragically, “they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.” (Exodus 6:9).

So often, we react the same way to God’s promises. We don’t believe the grand promises of God for our own lives because they sound too good to be true. Or maybe they just haven’t felt true according to our own experience of faith. Or maybe we are too distracted and busy and hurried to slow down and hear the good promises that God is speaking over us. We assume that the busy schedules and frantic pace of life isn’t affecting our souls but these can be the spiritual equivalent of plugging our ears and covering our eyes to the many ways God is reaching out to comfort and speak life to us. 

Jesus, our Savior and Lord, doesn’t bring us a yoke of slavery but a yoke of ease: “28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). 

Apply

Take some time today to slow down and remind your soul of God’s promise of the easy yoke. Rest in Him.