Psalm 23:1 – By him let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God our Father; May the light of the Lord continually shine upon us.
The Lord’s light gives light to the whole house and gives understanding to the simple. To live in darkness is to be in the darkness and unable to see the stars in the sky. Until the light comes on, you’ll still be walking in the dark and unable to see the face of the Lord.
The account of the children of Israel and Egypt is a wonderful illustration of the Helper verse of the Bible. On the way to Egypt, they had been instructed to take seven tablets of the Ten Commandments with them. All the children of Israel were to observe the seven tablets and uphold them with their heart. If anyone was found to be in disobedience, the whole group would be sent out and punished.
As they near the red sea, two of the army had wandered off and were afraid. They saw no one and thought they were alone. So they cried out to Moses to help them. Moses sent them on a rescue mission.
While they were journeying on this mission, a great storm came up. The two army generals along with all the children of Israel were terrified because of the terrible storm. They didn’t know which side to go to.
The storm stopped suddenly and then began to toss the soldiers about helplessly. They put their tablets down on the ground to read them and then they began to read the tablets as the storm rumbled on. As a result, they saw an angel flying in the midst of the storm. They saw Jesus flying in the midst of the storm accompanied by his disciples.
They learned that the storm was sent out by Moses to deliver the children of Israel. They learned that the first five times they prayed to the Lord for deliverance, the demons of Egypt refused to be delivered from them. They learned that Moses was not their own father but the Lord’s father.
The two army generals and the children of Israel were terrified and said: Let us go home as quickly as possible. They didn’t want to be involved in another battle, especially one so soon after the one they were in.
They hurriedly took their tablets and read them as they sped home. They learned what had happened but their fear of going back to Egypt made them keep their learning to themselves.
One year later, not long after Jethro’s death, Moses was very tired and weak. He was hiding away in the desert, waiting for the people of Israel tocome back to Egypt. God called Moses and told him to boldly approach Pharaoh. Moses had approached Pharaoh a number of times in the past year with similar calls. Each time Moses had come to his own conclusion that he couldn’t go, but knew that he had no choice but to faithfully come out the second time pretending that he could.
After a while, Moses became tired and went home to rest. At home, he rose early to see his brother Samuel and spent the day with him. Meanwhile Moses was wrapping his clothes, and went to the well to drink water. At the well, Moses touched the water; he awoke.
Then he remembered the promise that he had heard from God and had believed as he had promised. Moses felt a peace and strength that he had not experienced during his continuing sad meditations in the wilderness. Moses intuitively recognized that he was inspired by God and inspired to perform.
When Samuel Questions him, Moses explains that he saw God speaking to him in the form of a burning bush and then answered God by showing Samuel that he had brought the children of Israel out of Egypt.
After a number of these amazing conversations, Moses returned to the camp where his people, Israel, was camped. He was anxious to see the new harvest so he went to the field where the wheat had beenortality,ounded there and showed it to his people. They saw the property which he had bought with the price he had paid. All they could say was, “How did you find it this way? Did you not go far and search?”