Old Testament; Exodus 6:13-8:32
Moses and Aaron approached Pharaoh and told him to “Let God’s people go”. Pharaoh’s heart was hard. He would not. He asked Moses to show him miracles to prove he was speaking from God. Moses did. Pharaohs’ heart remained heard. God sent plagues to Egypt; He turned the water to blood, brought frogs, gnats and flies. After the flies, Pharaoh agreed to let the Israelite’s go to the dessert to sacrifice to their God, if Moses would ask God to take away the flies. Yet, after the flies were gone Pharaoh’s changed his mind, and withdrew his deal.
Life lesson; in times of trouble, it is obvious God provides the only way. It is easy to make empty promises to Him.
New Testament; Mathew 26:47-68 Jesus Arrested
26:50 Jesus replied, “Friend do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus companions reached for his sword drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”
Life lesson; fight hatred and violence with love.
Psalm 19:7-14 14”May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”