Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:32
Also, take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
Reflections: The people of Israel suffered under Egyptian bondage for so long. In their anguish, they cried to God for help. In His response, God sent Moses to their aid. Moses requested Pharoah for the release of his people as commanded by God. Pharaoh remained obstinate and reluctant to comply despite several warning signs. His disregard for God and His counsel was so glaring. God, therefore, moved into action to end it all. He knew exactly what to do. He killed every first male child and animal in Egypt, sparing that of the Israelites. On realising this catastrophe, Pharoah bowed out of the fight. His words ‘ be gone ’ as part of his farewell speech to Moses and Israel indeed describes his inability to match the power of God. Like He did for Israel, God can go a long way to ‘kill’ what will cause your enemies to leave you alone. Your enemies will testify that they can’t match the power of God!
Prayer: Oh Lord, arise and let my enemies testify that they cannot match your power!
Confession: God is omnipotent. He ‘kills’ what causes my enemies to leave me alone!