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Answers to Yesterday's Quiz on Moses

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Let's look at what some of the answers may be for the questions I posted in yesterday's blog post.




When God first told Moses that it was he, that (God) would send to deliver His people from Egypt, God called Moses by name from the midst of the burning bush. Moses was there to seek God and to see what made the bush burn and yet not be consumed by the fire. Immediately when God called Moses by name, he answered, "Here I am."  Moses, raised in Pharaoh's court as an adopted son, was taught in the best schools Egypt had to offer.  He wore royal clothing, befitting an heir to the throne. He had a close relationship with Pharaoh. He was trusted. Yet when the time came on God's timeline, it was revealed to Moses that He was not an Egyptian, but indeed a Hebrew!  So when he saw one of his fellow Hebrews being mistreated, in anger, he killed the Egyptian, which would have been punishable by death. 

So Moses fled Egypt to Midian, where he meets Jethro, a Midianite Priest …
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Today, in reading Chapters 3-6 of Exodus, here are some thoughts that came to mind and a little Quiz for those that are interested: 

First: when God told Moses He would send 'him' to deliver His people from Pharaoh and Egypt, what question did God ask Moses? 

Second: what were the first two miracles that God showed Moses, when Moses asked God "But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, 'The Lord has not appeared to you.'" 

Then there was a difference in the movie "The Ten Commandments" when the water was turned into blood and the Biblical account. Can you tell what that difference was? 

And finally, what were the excuses Moses tried to use when God told him that He would use 'him' to deliver His people? 

After God answered all of Moses excuses, what did he say then?? 

Dr. David Jeremiah says that "When it comes to the will of God, commitment comes first and confirmation comes second. We want to reverse this …

Trees

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Another life-long favorite poem, that many have memorized in schools in the past.  I know we had to memorize this poem in grade school.  After I had grown, and was working in our local church Awana Clubs, working with girls in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade, I did a devotion one night on this poem.  It's a beautiful picture of how our life should be in relation to God.   Here is the poem called Trees by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)



TREES
I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast.
A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
The Way of the Righteous 1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits i…
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"A Persian fable says: One day, a wanderer found a lump of clay; so redolent of sweet perfume, it's odor scented all the room.

'Who art thou?' was his quick demand. 'Art thou some gem from Samarcand?, or spikenard in this rude disguise, or other costly merchandise?' 

'Nay! I am but a lump of clay!' 

"then whence this wondrous sweetness- say?' 

'Friend, if the secret I disclose, I have been dwelling with the Rose!" (Author unknown) 




I have always loved this poem!! It reminds me of the fact that we are all unacceptable in God's eyes because of our sin! yet, Jesus died for us to reconcile us to God. 

While on this earth, our bodies are but a lump of clay, but we too, can carry with us, the sweet fragrance of Christ, to others everywhere we go, as long as we spend time in His presence each day and allow Him to mould us into something beautiful! 

May this year find each of us, sharing the sweet scent of Christ with a dying world.


In the Beginning....

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Genesis 1:1 in our English translation of the Bible, tells us that "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  The Restoration Bible tells us that "In the beginning Elohim created... "  "Elohim, Aleph Taw, created"..  the aleph and taw represent the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet and are a sign of the direct object in Hebrew grammar and likely depict the presence of both the Father and Son at creation, corresponding with John 1:1-3.  This may also parallel several passages in Revelation, where both the Father and Son are referred to as the alpha and omega (Rev. 1:8; 21:6; 22:13); these first and last letters of the Greek alphabet correspond to the Hebrew aleph taw.  (taken from the Restoration Study Bible).

The notes in this study Bible are so enlightening if you want to get a clearer understanding of what your Bible is really saying!  You have to go to the original language for an understanding of the true word/words that a…

Long Hunter State Park Pow Wow

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I had the privilege of going to Long Hunter State Park in Hermitage, TN this Saturday to see and hear Arvel Bird perform his Celtic Fusion music.  His background is Celtic from his Father's side and Paiute from his Mother's Side.  The result is an extremely unique and BEAUTIFUL sound of music like you've never heard before (unless you've heard Arvel in the past!).  I first met and heard Arvel Bird play at a Pow Wow quite a few years ago. It's been so long now that I don't remember which Pow Wow it was!  But when I read that he was appearing at the Long Hunter State Park in Tennessee this weekend, I just had to go!  For several years now, I've been trying to get my family all interested in Pow Wows and enjoy going with me.  My background is that (I believe it was) my Great-Great-Great Grandmother was a Blackfoot Indian. I remember my Grandmother telling me she was the daughter of the Chief, which would have made her a Princess in the Blackfoot tribe.  I can…

Government - God = CHAOS

With all the chaos that is happening right now in our nation, our Leaders "grand-standing" and trying to make a name for themselves, rather than giving honor to God, a King came to my mind recently after watching the movie "The Book of Daniel".  I am reminded of King Nebuchadnezzar, a very foolish man that decided his own name and honor and glory should be exalted over that of the Creator of the Universe!  God took His finger and wrote a declaration on the wall: of Nebuchadnezzar's doom for failing to give honor to God, until he came to his senses and humbled himself and gave due glory to GOD.

This is what we are seeing in our own nation at this moment. A once grand and glorious and honorable nation that was founded on God's principles is now taking the same path as past nations that have fallen, due to greed and sin and wickedness.  Rome... Babylon... just to name a couple.  We have told God that "We don't WANT YOU around anymore!  We want our ow…