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Genesis 4 Part 2–Headed Back To Egypt Was not Easy

Moses had a lot to do to go back to Egypt.  He made sure his Father-in-Law was on board and then received his blessing. Moses then met with God and received the Lord’s final instruction.  On the way to Egypt, God was going to kill Moses, since Moses had not circumcised his son.  Moses’ wife then circumcised the son and spared Moses’ life.

When following the Lord, no one ever promised ease or simplicity.  In fact, Jesus promised there would be difficult.  We would experience trials, temptation, and a host of life experiences.  Solomon said it best, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.  Moses would be led for the next 40 years.  It would be complex. difficult, and always under the spiritual attacks of an enemy.

God is bigger.  He meets our needs, he provides, protects, and prepares us for all that lies ahead.  We can never underestimate God’s timing or plan.  He loves us and wants nothing more than to give us a full and meaningful life.  He will, as with Moses, prepare, protect, and provide for our needs and mission.  We need only trust God, and allow the Lord to lead in our lives; once we do then we will see God’s plan and experience His peace for our lives.

God Bless You

Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

21 And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him, go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.’”

24 At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. 25 Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’[c] feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” 26 So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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