CHARACTER STUDY: MOSES 17

KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 8:2 ” And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:”

The Lord asked Moses to perform the next plague to punish Pharaoh and his people. Please understand God was also using these plagues to show his majesty and power. They were punished for all that they had done to the Israelites. You would always receive the reward for whatever you do for the people of God. Matthew 10:42 “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward”. Let’s be very mindful of how we treat one another.

The Lord asked Moses to cause frogs to come from the water bodies to fill the land of Egypt. It filled everywhere the Egyptians were. Now why the frogs? The frogs were one of the gods of the Egyptians which was revered and worshipped. With the frogs all over and all around them meant, they were going to step on them. Throw some out and generally mishandle them in such a way that they could do nothing about. This was to let them know that such a god was nothing. They were under compulsion to disdain their own deity.

Idols are indeed nothing (1 Corinth. 8:4)

 The first three of the ten commandments talk about why we must not worship idols. Idol worshipping is the major sin of all humanity. What is an idol? An idol is anything that takes the place of God or the first place in our lives. Anything that we fear or dread so much is an idol. It is only God that we must fear and dread. Anything we love and cherish above God is an idol. Anything that we trust so much and   put our confidence in above God is an idol. To a number of us people who provide our daily needs have become idols unto us. There are some who trust their doctors more than God and His word. A general rebellion of mankind in all times is because of idolatry Please, it is not only those who pour libations to certain images, who are idol worshippers. THE ROOT OF IDOLATRY IS SELF LOVE AS OPPOSED TO TRUE LOVE FOR GOD.

Atheism, that is the believe that there is no God is a fallacy. Every man worships some god in one way or the other. Some people worship themselves. Men are not created like animals. A man is a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body (1st Thessalonians.5:23) With his spirit he worships. If a man does not know God, he worships other things and beings. Mammon (having money as a god) is one of the chiefest gods of most people including a number of Christians. (Matt 6:24) Ask yourself do I have any gods in my life? What are they? Get rid of them lest they will destroy you.

 PRAYER

Oh God open our eyes to know what we have replaced with you.

FURTHER STUDIES:

 Exodus 20:3-5 ” Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me “;

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