Today’s reading is Psalm 105.

Why didn’t anyone oppress Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the 12 patriarchs? Because God kept them from doing so. But why did someone oppress Joseph. Because God let them. Why did Israel prosper in Egypt? Because God made them do so. But why did the hearts of the Egyptians turn against Israel? Because God made it so. Why did Moses succeed in delivering Israel? Because God made it so. I know this causes all kinds of questions. However, I hope it provides all kinds of comfort. No matter what we face God is the one in control. We can trust Him to work it out for our deliverance in the end if we will hang on to Him.

Today’s reading is Psalm 106.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, think of all the Bible stories this psalm references. Abraham’s call. The sacrifice of Isaac. Jacob’s rivalry with Esau. Joseph sold into slavery, but becoming second in command in Egypt. Moses, the 10 plagues, and the crossing of the Red Sea. This psalm however tells us something we may have missed in reading all those original stories. This psalm explains who the main character or protagonist was in all those accounts. The main person in those stories was not Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, or Moses. The main one is God. Never forget that because He is the main character in your story as well.

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