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A Prayer For Direction

Tuesday, January 10

“No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light  in the places where they lived.” (Exodus 10:23)

In the Bible, God as light is mentioned in Exodus 25:37; 27:20; 24:1-18 and Exodus 20:21. 

This week as we continue to focus our attention on Jesus’ declaration that He is the Light of  the World, you are encouraged to read through these verses asking the Holy Spirit to teach  you more about God being described as light.

Exodus 10:23: God is light in the Old Testament in Exodus. Exodus 10:23 tells us that when  God’s chosen servant, Moses, led the final judgement on Egypt to end the bondage of the  Israelites 10 plagues were sent by God to force Pharaoh to let God’s people go.

The nineth plaque was the plaque of darkness. Re, the sun-god, was one of the chief deities of  Egypt. The plague of darkness should have made them question Re since Egypt was in three  days of total darkness and God’s people alone had light in their dwellings.

Exodus 13:21: When the Israelites were escaping the Egyptians, God led the Israelites around  by the desert road toward the Red Sea. By day, the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of  cloud to guide them and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light so they could travel by  day and night. The pillar of cloud came between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout  the night, the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side, so neither  went near each other.

Prayer for the Day: Dear God, help us to realize that in the darkest times of our lives, our praise to You  should be the loudest. Let the enemy know we are not afraid of the dark. We pray in Jesus name – Amen.

Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”

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