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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | Divine Reassurance

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, Divine Reassurance, given on November 25, 2018.

Last Sunday, CJ taught that because God sovereignly ordains all that happens, we can trust that God’s good plans and purposes will come to pass.  As our passage on Sunday demonstrates, not our sin, not our limitations, not even evil mighty powers, can prevent God’s sovereign purpose from glorifying His name. In fact, God often works through human weakness and evil opposition to bring about deliverance and salvation because this ensures that God alone receives the praise and honor. And as CJ hinted at the end of the sermon, this pattern ultimately finds its fulfillment in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As a family, read Exodus 6:28-7:7

Questions

  • When all seemed lost, Moses was encouraged to trust in God’s sovereign control. In what areas of your life is God teaching you to rest in His sovereignty? Why is it a struggle to entrust ourselves and our situations to God?
  • God commands Moses and Aaron to speak the truth to Pharaoh even though God hardened his heart so he would not listen. How does God’s sovereignty over the human heart encourage us in evangelism?
  • Moses was old and complained that he couldn’t speak well when God called him to lead Israel, yet Moses would be used of God in mighty ways. What are some other stories from the Bible where God uses weak people to accomplish his purposes? How does this pattern point to the cross?

Prayer

Praise God that He is working all things together for your good (Rom 8:28). Ask for help to believe that His divine power has given you all that you need for life and godliness (2 Peter 2:1).

[Post by Chris Coupland]