Don’t go back to bondage. Hold fast to His promise.

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“Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt” Numbers 14:3-4, ESV.

Most often, the first thing a drug dealer is tempted to do after being released from jail is to go back to selling drugs. Due to their criminal background they find it almost impossible to get a reliable job to provide for their families. So they go back to doing what they do best. Some women go back to dancing in strip clubs to feed their children. Some go back to the job they hated, to the man that cheated but provided well, and the list goes on and on.

No matter how desperate your financial state is right now, don’t go back to bondage. Slavery in Egypt seemed far better to the Israelites than having to rely on God in the wilderness. At their breaking point they preferred slavery and stability over freedom and uncertainty.

You may be at your breaking point and are tempted to go back to the place God delivered you from because you see no other way, but hear the word of the Lord today: “There’s nothing for you in those old places where I delivered you. Don’t go back to bondage. Hold fast to My promise. If you hold on for a little while longer, I will make a way out of no way for you and your family. If you will obey Me and follow My ways, I will help you reach your place of promise. I will supply all your need according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I am Jehovah-jireh your provider and I will keep My promise to you.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking directly to my heart. Help me not to go back to my old ways. Help me stick to Your way of doing things even though it’s a tremendous sacrifice. I know You didn’t bring me this far to leave me. I know You are with me and will supply all my needs. Help me Lord to serve You and not money. Help me move forward and trust You with everything in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Genesis 22:14; Isaiah 43:19; Philippians 4:19)

One thought on “Don’t go back to bondage. Hold fast to His promise.

  1. This ministered to me so much right now. Thank you Lord that you are sufficient. Please help me to lean into you; to fix my eyes on you and not go back to my old ways of self-sufficiency, and being a slave to status and money. Guide me and lead me to serve and walk with you in humility, just as you came to serve. Your Grace is sufficient. I love you and give you all the praise and glory! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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