Friday, February 03, 2012

02/03/12 - The copy-cat

Exodus 9: 34-35 "But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and hail and thunder had stopped, he kept right on sinning, stubborn as ever, both he and his servants. Pharaoh's heart turned rock-hard. He refused to release the Israelites, as God had ordered through Moses."

Throughout all of this reading (Exodus 7:14-9:35), I am confused as to how were the magicians making the Nile into blood if it already was? Bring frogs when there were already frogs? It would have been more impressive if they had of changed things back.

And that is how satan works. he is a copy-cat - the Master of Lies - trying to entice us to his side by copycatting God, His beauty, His way. And underneath satans' false beauty lies his ugliness - sin. he wants us to believe he is as powerful, that he is god. Only when we are in God's Word, in an intimate relationship with God, are we able to see the difference.

How many times when life is going "well" we think we don't need God? When the "storms of life" cease for the moment? I pray my heart will not be hardened. That the hearts that are, you will use me to disciple to. To teach them that you are a God for all times of life. That only in you are the "storms" easier - that the "good weather times" are made great.

That you are an "all weather" God.

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