Exodus 23–God Makes His Plan Clear

As we have seen many times, God is not subtle or sly about teaching the people.  He laid out the laws for the people and then He told them–trust me, follow me and I will send an angel ahead of you and release the Land to you as you become ready to take it.  I will cause confusion and fear among the enemies, and you will simply have to claim your inheritance when you are ready.


God wanted the people to become the nation of priests to change the world.  They did not need to be war mongers and barbarians.  Go had a plan that would allow them to come, unmolested and acquire Israel.  He spoke to them face to face.  He gave them the law to have a peaceful society, and now He would lead the on their campaign to acquire their Inheritance.  


In our lives, Jesus told us in Mathew 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things, (Food , clothing, shelter, peace and community) will be added to you.” God is not trying to be subtle.  He wants to bless us and allow us to have a full and meaningful life. There is no promise of prosperity, nor is there an exemption from trials.  Jesus does promise to meet our needs, grant us peace, and give us eternal life with God. All we must do is trust and follow the Lord.


God Bless You


20 “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. 22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. 23 My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out. 24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. 25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

27 “I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. 28 I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way. 29 But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.

31 “I will establish your borders from the Red Sea[a] to the Mediterranean Sea,[b] and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you. 32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods. 33 Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.”

Author: Michael Smith

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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