How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Exodus 1-3: This is Where We Grow
Genesis ends with: “So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt” (Genesis 50:26). There were almost 300 years between the end of Genesis and the beginning of Exodus. In Exodus 1:7-8, we read, “But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph…” This is where the oppression of the Israelites began.
We all live under duress to some extent. We are broken. We are put into situations we don’t want to be in. People deal shrewdly with us. Sin is a taskmasters over us. We have afflictions and burdens. We’re oppressed. We are treated ruthlessly. We are slaves to our own human nature. We may even be bitter at times. But as a mamma, can you imagine someone standing over you while you give birth waiting to see if your child is male or female and then carrying that male child off to kill it. Or, someone knocking on the door of your home looking for your sons with the intent to kill them. I cannot imagine!
And yet, through all of this, the Bible records that the Israelites thrived and grew stronger. Today, can we just think about our lives, and thank God for the duress, the brokenness, the situations we don’t want to be in, the shrewd people, the taskmasters, afflictions, burdens, and oppression. This is where we grow!
How have you seen Spiritual growth in your life through difficult times?
About Sweeter Than Honey
Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
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