Friday, November 11, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

A peaceful Kingdom
Exodus 3:1-15

 

Shinu George Thomas,
CSI Jubilee Memorial Church, NY

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (vs.12)
For around 400 years, the people of Israel were suffering in Egypt.  They were crying to God for their freedom from this suffering under the slavery of Egyptians. God called Moses to bring his people back to the land of peace.  However, we see that he tried to dodge this mission. In verse 11, we see he deems himself not fit for the job.  His past experiences in Egypt impedes him from taking this mission.
Human beings are created by the God.  During the tenure of the world, people got separated by beliefs and ideologies.  Peace in the world is lost in the name of Gods, religions and beliefs. Isaiah 43:10-11 says “Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.   I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.”  To reach the peaceful kingdom we must believe in one God.
Like with Moses, God is expecting us to bring the world back to Him so that all can achieve the peaceful kingdom. We are busy in our lives with our activities at home, church, society and job.  We blame our lack of wisdom, knowledge, and our weaknesses in preventing us from proclaiming to the world that God is the only way to the peaceful Kingdom.  We should take motivation from the verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
As Christians, we must take the responsibility to bring the world together and guide the world towards the peaceful kingdom. Are we like Moses questioning our capabilities?  Do our past experiences stop us taking this challenge?  In verse 12 God says “I will be with you”.  Let us take this mission with the God Almighty.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, please help us to bring people to the peaceful Kingdom.  Help us to overcome our weaknesses, excuses and inabilities which are hindering us from helping in this mission. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  Colossians 3:23