Don't Leave Egypt Empty-Handed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Egypt. A place of pain. A bitterness beyond belief (Ex. 1:14).  But an exit from Egypt doesn't leave you empty-handed...

And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed.  Exodus 3:21

There are treasures to be taken from that land.  Lessons to be learned.  That in the midst of the heartache God empties His heart into our hands. Because a God of grace can't bear to leave His children helpless.

The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering." Exodus 3:7

He is an intimate friend.  One who sees the suffering.  One who hears the cries of our hearts. As you leave Egypt you go with a God who cares.  Cares enough to do something about the pain...

And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey. Exodus 3:17

The Israelites plundered the Egyptians on the way out because God wanted to bless them.  He loved them so much that not only did He take them out of their misery he also helped them pack for the journey.  The riches of Egypt were theirs for the asking. God wants to bless us to along the journey as He leads us out of our places of bondage and misery.  What riches is He packing for you? 

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