The Lord Be With You Today!
Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you
or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second."
(The Lord doesn’t just warn Israel or us one time.
He gives repeated messages to His people
because He knows how hard of hearing and resistant we all are,
and He yearns to warn us all away from evil and to draw us to Him.
The first sign was a sign of the Lord’s supernatural power
when He turned Moses’ staff into a serpent.
The second sign was causing Moses’ hand
to turn into leprosy and then healing him.
This sign was also a warning that if Israel did not listen to God’s deliverer,
they would suffer grave and deadly consequences.
The warning for us today is just as real,
that if we do not heed the Lord, if we do not accept His deliverance,
we are dooming ourselves to the ultimate result of sin which is death.
The Lord still longs for us to believe His Word,
to pay attention to the signs He gives us,
and to follow His path out of any oppression of sin that holds us bound.
In His great mercy and His fierce pursuit of us,
He still speaks to us today and beckons us to Him and His ways.
His signs pointing us to Him are always messages
that resonate and speak personally to us as individuals.
He wants to make sure we heed His Voice and His warnings
that spring out of His great love for us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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