Friday, 21st July 2023: Don’t get ahead of God!

Scripture Reading: Acts 7:28-29 Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the Egyptian yesterday? Then fled Moses at this saying and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons

Reflections: Moses had a destiny calling to save Israel from Egyptian enslavement. Despite being born when the Egyptians were killing Hebrew male infants, he was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter. Thus, he grew up as a privileged prince in the royal palace of Egypt. However, he never forgot his Hebrew identity. One day, he witnessed a Hebrew man being mistreated by an Egyptian and ended up killing the Egyptian to save the Hebrew. He buried the Egyptian secretly, but when he tried to intervene in a fight between two Hebrews another time, one of them accused him of being a murderer. Moses realised that he was in danger and fled from Egypt to avoid prosecution. It’s possible that Moses acted too soon in his attempt to save his fellow Hebrew, as God had not yet called upon him to deliver Israel from bondage. In this regard, the lesson learned is that we should not rush ahead of God’s plan and timing. We must act correctly at the right time. Don’t get ahead of God!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me do what is correct at the right time.
Confession: I don’t go ahead of God.