October 16, 2018

In Psalm 105 the Psalmist talks about how God’s plans never fail. He told Abraham that he would be the father of the nation of Israel and all people of faith. He said that Israel would someday have their own land. In this psalm not only did God use miracles to bring about his plan but he also used men. Joseph was one of those men.

Psalm 105:17 (NLT) — 17 Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them— Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

That word ‘someone’ is the word ‘man’. He sent a man to Egypt ahead of them. I believe that is a crucial role for all men. God sends them on ahead in life.

In the old days when the West was not yet settled the wagon train master would send a scout on ahead to find the best way to go and to find where the water was up ahead. When the scout found the best path he would come back and let the wagon master know.

The man is to scout out the way ahead and choose the best path. In life God sent Adam ahead of Eve. God showed Adam the garden and gave him the rules for living a life that would continue to bring Adam life. The problem was that Adam didn’t protect his wife. He forgot that he was sent to go ahead. He let Eve be the one to engage the serpent.

In this life men need to step out and go ahead and find the path to life. A man explores prayer and then he says to his family or friends, “This is the way to go.” A man explores the word of God and then shares it with his family and friends and says, “This is what we live by.” A man goes out to find the church and he says, “This is where we will worship.” God sends the man on ahead. The man explores the baptism with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues and says, “Yes this is for today.”

Ezekiel 22:30 (NLT) — 30 “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.

Men of Hilltop has God found you?

Be Inspired Hilltop!

P.S. My schedule now is such that I won’t be posting this blog until Thursday, October 25th, of next week.

 

Comments

  1. Pastor Dan,
    Sincere thank you for your daily blog. Look forward to picking it up again next week!
    God bless!