Saturday, September 28, 2013

Exodus 15

Today's reading in our daily plan is Exodus 15. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • After God saves Moses and the Israelites from Pharaoh's army, Moses and the people he is leading sing a song that talks about all of the great things God has done for them. 
  • As the Israelites' journey went on, they were unable to find water for three days, to which they responded by becoming disgruntled and frustrated with God.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • Part of the reason God wants us to follow him is because he wants to help us experience good things. Celebrating the things God does for us is a great way for us to grow closer to Him.
  • It's easy for inconvenient circumstances to cloud our view of God in a negative way. Instead of dwelling on the bad things that are happening right now, it's more healthy to remember the good things God has done and focus on growing closer to Him.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • What has God done in your life that's worth celebrating? Have you taken time to talk to him and express your gratitude? If not, take time today to do that.
  • Are you experiencing any negative circumstances that are leading you to become frustrated or upset with God? If so, take time to tell God how you feel, then ask him to help you focus less about your current issues and more about the good things he has done.