“I WILL BRING YOU UP OUT OF THE AFFLICTION OF EGYPT” (Exod 3:17)

⏰Thursday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 July 2017)

????Exod 3:13-20; Ps 105:1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27 (R.v.8a); Matt 11:28-30

God does not call anyone without commissioning him, and he does not commission without equipping the person. In trying to manage what the scripture scholars call the prophetic refusal in Moses (Exod 3:11, 13), God equips him with the required knowledge and the promises for the people.

We see one of those promises in Exod 3:12 when God promised to be with Moses at all times. That promise is re-echoed today in the divine name which God made available to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exod 3:13).

Again, he declared that he will bring them out from the affliction of Egypt (Exod 3:17). In the same way today, he is promising to bring you up out of whatever affliction you might be going through now.

That is why Jesus re-echoes in Matt 11:28, “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Are you ready to walk up to Jesus for the desired rest? Then put on your cloak of gentleness and humility like Jesus (cf. Matt 11:29).

May God deliver you from all evil manipulations of the enemy and enable you to move away from sorrow into great joy today and beyond. Amen.

I wish you a joyful day ahead. Peace be with you.

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  1. MacAdore says:

    Amen! and with your spirit

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