The Danger of Presumption (Part 2)
|Written by David Delk|
|Monday, July 19 2004 10:56|
A Special Message from David Delk, President of Man in the Mirror
Last week we looked at Exodus 33. In this passage, Moses says “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
Consider when these words were spoken. God had already used Moses to confront Pharaoh and send plagues on the people of Egypt. God had used Moses to lead his people out of their captivity. God had miraculously destroyed the army of Pharaoh in the Red Sea. God had spoken with Moses and given him the Ten Commandments. It would have been natural for Moses to presume that since God had led them this far, He would lead them in the future. It would have been easy for Moses to take God’s presence for granted. It would have made sense to assume that since the Israelites were God’s people that He would provide for them. But Moses did not fall prey to the danger of presumption. He did not allow God’s past work to make him complacent about the future. Instead, Moses pleaded with God to go with His people. Moses knew that without God’s continued work the Israelites were doomed. Have you assumed that God will continue to do for you in the future what He has done in the past? Why not stop right now and earnestly ask God to go before you in all He has called you to do?
Praying God would lead you forward in the battle for men’s souls,
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