Susan Rodgers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

13 Aug 09 Journal Entry

Exodus 15:26
“If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statues, I will not inflict any illness on you I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD Who heals you.”

These were instructions to Israel, just after their deliverance across the Red Sea and their jubilant praise to God. He has their attention, belief, and fear, and this is what He told them.

But then three verses later, in chapter sixteen, they were grumbling and complaining.

“Complain” is one of Kayla’s spelling words. Definition – “to find fault in.”


How can we ever presume to find fault in our Holy, Powerful, King of Kings, Universe Creator, Perfect One?

What follows the fault-finding and doubting His goodness and perfect ways? DISOBEDIENCE

Disobedience is the very thing the LORD addressed in Exodus 15:26. Israel was tested, and they repeatedly failed in chapter sixteen (ugh, and all throughout the Bible).

It’d exasperate me if I weren’t the same way! I doubt His goodness and do my own thing. I don’t like the path He leads me down, so I willfully go my own way.

Right into bondage.

Ah, Lord, so instead the Israelites’ rebellion and Your constant forgiveness and pursuit of relationship with them gives me hope that You also won’t give up on me!!

Thank You, Father. Thank You, Jesus. I love you.


  • Prayed for you tonight and included you and your hubby in my Children's Cup blog post. :)

    Thanks for all you are doing there in Swaziland!

    Elysa Mac
    Former Swazi missionary

    By Blogger Elysa, at 5:32 PM  

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