Waiting Brought Favor

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 11 and 12.
After plaguing Egypt nine times, the Lord knew that one more plague, even more severe than the first nine, would move Pharaoh, not only to release the Israelites, but to drive them away, “And the LORD said to Moses, ‘I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here altogether'” (Exodus 11:1). Israel would even be able to ask of their Egyptian neighbors for silver and gold, and they would give it (v. 2), because they would favor the children of Israel and the Egyptians would consider Moses a great man (v. 3).
Israel had to wait a long time, but things finally turned around for them dramatically. If they had attempted a rebellion against their captors, the wealthy and well-armed Egyptians would have wiped out Israel. Instead, they called on the Lord and waited for His deliverance. Has any group of slaves been freed in the manner that the Egyptians freed Israel? If Israel had tried to figure out how the Lord would deliver them, they never would have figured out a plan such as He executed. They could see no way out, but that did not make them think the Lord could not do it.
If you try to figure out how the Lord will help you, discouragement may fill your heart, leading to doubt, believing He cannot do anything. If you are in a situation for which you do not know the solution, pray to the Lord, asking for help, but do not tell Him how to do it nor try to figure out how He will do it. Let Him work and accept what He does.

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