SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020
TOPIC: EVERYTHING COUNTS
TEXT: Exodus 8:1-15
“And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into thine ovens and into thy kneadingtroughs” (Exodus 8:3)
The book of Proverbs 16:7 says, “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Conversely, when a man’s ways displease the Lord, he will make his friends to be at enmity with him.
At this time in Egypt, frogs had become a menace. Their huge number was irritating and unbearable. They had overtaken everywhere and the Egyptians were overwhelmed. Pharaoh had become adamant despite seeing strange things that should convince him that Moses and Aaron were not just pursuing a human agenda.
God knew that Pharaoh would not yield but He wanted to prove to him that He created the whole universe and everything therein. In the scheme of His programme, nothing is taken for granted; every one of His creatures on earth counts. God can use even the least of His creations to prove a point. In Egypt, frogs were not strange creatures. But on this particular day, frogs became the talk of the town; it was on the lips of everyone. God can magnify the least of His creatures. As children of God, we are far greater than any of His creatures. If He could find these little creatures useful in turning the hearts of the wicked, how much more those who have been redeemed by the blood of His dear Son, Jesus Christ!
We must realise that every creation of God has its special purpose. Believers are worth more than anything else. God wants to work in us and with us; He wants to work through us and we must be willing to yield to His will. The plague of frogs could not permanently change the heart of Pharaoh because the heart of man is deceptive and desperately wicked. We must stay true to our calling. Even if it seems that our outreach to people is not making the desired impact in the immediate, we should continue on that right path.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Your good efforts will yield the desired fruit at God’s time.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: