It’s easier to defeat an external enemy than it is to manage an internal one. We can rebuke, walk away from, cold shoulder, and ignore the external giving the illusion that we’re in control; not saying it’s right but it is how we deal with many that have hurt us or caused us pain. In the big picture though, It still boils down to that ego inside and that inner selfishness, arrogance and pride that has it’s cold, icy fingers wrapped around us. Yeahhh…Well, that’s a different story! Oh if we could only rebuke it! Cold shoulder it and walk away leaving it in a heap of rubble, life would be grand. However it’s a bigger beast to take on and we are powerless to fight it off as over and over again it resurfaces to defeat us!
God delivered His people out of Egypt , but He had a more difficult time taking Egypt out of His people. Oh they were okay for a short while until food got scarce, then their minds wandered back to Egypt and the pots filled with meat and bread…all they could eat. They had been set free of bondage and set on a new journey to their promised land but they weren’t free at all because Egypt, in their past bondage, still captivated their minds. They spoke out against their leadership in Moses and Aaron. They complained about their hardships! They complained of the manna that God was so gracious to provide and thought only of the fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic that were plentiful back in their bondage. They remembered the delicacies of their table rather than the misery of their slavery! Do you go there? Back to comfort zone of your old life style simply because it’s too difficult to move forward?
How much do thankless spirits, passions for self – preservation and “dates with the world” motivate to sin in thought, word and deed? In our quest for pleasure and safe keeping, we can miss the spiritual mark of God’s salvation, preservation and abundant life, where instead of gaining, we lose it all. G. K. Chesterton once said, “How much larger life would be if “self” could become smaller in it.
Take a look at your heart to see if Egypt still resides within. Do the old ways of sin that held you in bondage still have a lure to take you back there to it’s dreadful prison of torment?
True freedom is found only Christ. He died for you to allow you to make the break from the old past ~ “the slavery of Egypt” possible in your life. In His will is perfect freedom and all the sweet manna that life has to offer through abundant life, while living here on this earth. Bonus ~ along with that salvation, is our guaranteed entry into the promised land and haven of rest when this life is over!
Exodus 16: 8
So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “The Lord will give you meat to eat in the evening and bread to satisfy you in the morning, for He has heard all your complaints against Him.”
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