I note, and as we shall see later, that this ‘favor’ is not exactly esteem or support or kindness, but more a “Sure, sure, take what you need and get out of here; just go!” type of ‘favor’. God told Moses that the Israelite women were to ask of their Egyptian neighbors for articles of silver and gold, and of fine clothes, with which to adorn and dress their own sons and daughters. God Himself refers to the ‘favor’ He will grant to the Israelites from the Egyptians as a means of “plundering” the nation that kept them in captivity for so long.
I believe the lesson here for us today is that when God hears our cry for deliverance from something or someone that has enslaved us, we better be willing to let Him do it in His way and time. And we need to be willing to do our part.
As I study this section of Scripture today I am aware of the ‘enslavement’ that many of us find ourselves in. I read recently of one man that has hired a person to “slap his face” every time he goes on the social media called Facebook. He was desperately trying to free himself of his enslavement to its addiction. Others of us may have more serious enslavements.
But here’s the good news. The same God that told Moses how He was going to deliver the Israelites and later did can deliver us from all our enslavement. He has told us how in His Love Letter to us, the Bible. And the bonus the Egyptians got is nothing in comparison to what is in store for all of God’s true children. I pray it will be so for us all. -->
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