Didn’t we tell you this would happen while we were still in Egypt? We said, ‘Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It’s better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!’” But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”
When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses.” – Exodus 14:12-14, 31 NLT
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Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them [Matt 5:17].
Many sincere believers who take God’s Word seriously face genuine road-blocks as they try to read through some portions of the Old Testament. We love the Psalms – they provide us comfort in times of stress and adversity. The Proverbs too are okay as they seem to offer us practical wisdom for day to day living. The historical books are easy to understand and some of the stories quite interesting. But some portions of the Old Testament such as detailed laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and some sections of the prophets such as in Ezekiel and Daniel…these can sometimes seem far removed and irrelevant to life as we know it in the 21st century. If we are honest we must admit that the temptation to skip over those tedious and confusing sections of the Old Testament can be hard to resist. Read more
It is so powerful that God’s Word calls women more precious than rubies.
“….who can find a virtuous and capable wife ? She is more precious than rubies.” – Proverbs 31:10
What makes rubies precious ?
Rubies are loved because they are rare, expensive and unique. They have a beautiful red glow and the colour and brightness of a ruby makes them precious. The darker the shade of red, the more the worth.
What makes God’s woman more precious than rubies ?
The godly woman described in Proverbs 31 is priceless.
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5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay (Matthew 28:5-6)
The women on the First Easter morning, ‘went to look at the tomb’ (28:1). They went to mourn the death of their beloved teacher, the One who had given them a new purpose for life. Over the weekend, they relived many memories of the teachings and miracles of the Rabbi. As they walked to the tomb, it seemed as if ‘it was all over’. The One they loved, the Master, the Lord and everything they hoped HIM to be was behind the tomb. A closed chapter and a painful memory of Someone they truly loved and worshipped.
Often, our lives are like the walk to the tomb. Our hopes and dreams are dashed, because we imagine Jesus is dead behind the tomb and ‘it is all over’.
But, at the tomb, the women experienced an earth-shattering experience (read Matthew 28:2-4), and the angel of the Lord had a special message for them. A message that changed it all.
Changed it all…for them and us!
‘He is not here; he has risen, just as he said…’
Regardless of whatever be the circumstances in our lives, our lives can be anchored on this message:
- Just as He said: Whatever are His promises over your life, God will always do it!
- He is not here: The empty tomb is a reminder that nothing is impossible with God!
- He has risen: Jesus is the resurrected Lord and He reigns over you and your every situation!
As we celebrate Easter today, let us seek to be like the women at the tomb (read Matthew 28:8): filled with joy, exuberant to share the life-changing message!