Exodus 4:19-27

One of the most important things a person could ever do is make preparations for a journey before starting ..

Moses had received his commission to go into Egypt,  he had been given instructions as to what he should say when he got there. Moses had been given the rod to carry and his wife and children was with him.

Moses seems to be preoccupied with his assignment and makes a mistake that many make even today. (He failed to make sure that everything was right in his family.)

Moses was a man of God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

In the book of Genesis 17:9-14, the covenant of circumcision was made with Abraham, and it says every man child among you shall be circumcised when he is eight days old. It shall be a token of the covenant between me and you. Verse 14 tells us that a man child that is not circumcised shall be cut off from his people.

Moses had failed to circumcise his son and according to the covenant of Abraham he was to be cut off from the people.

What would have happened if Moses had  gone to the leaders of Israel and they later found  that one of his sons was uncircumcised? Moses' wife seemed to be annoyed with him and called him a bloody man.

There are several lessons we can learn from this lesson. We can be doing a good work with all good intentions and still have some things wrong in our life.

Moses was busy with the sheep, he was busy making plans for his trip, there was the animals to care for and one of his sons with all indications had been circumcised, so it may not have seemed really important to circumcise the other son at that time. He might have reasoned, 'If I do it now it will delay me for a few days and I'll do it later."

There are some things that must be done when God says to do it. God's word tells us in Psalms 95:7-9, "Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness when your fathers tempted me, proved me and saw my works." The Lord was grieved for forty years with Israel and in His wrath he said they would not enter into his rest.

Israel spent forty years in the wilderness instead of being in the land of plenty. Sin always separates us from the joys of life.

How many today are living in fear instead of peace, living in darkness instead of light. Many today have been blinded to believe you can live as you please and at the end of the road  call on the Lord and everything will work out some how.

The Bible does say, "for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

However there are some scriptures that needs to be read. In the verse just before verse 13 of Romans 10, verse 9 tells us, "That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thy heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, thou shall be saved.

While you are in clear thinking and reasoning, ask Christ to save you and he will.