Signs


As I was reading through the text of the book of Exodus this summer, I noticed something regarding the two signs, which the LORD gave to Moses to perform in front of His people. Those two signs were aiming, not only, at mere confirmation of the truthfulness of the message (Exod 4:1-9), but also were to speak or to witness קוֹל a message to the hearers.

The usage of קוֹל (sound/voice), and the verb שׁמע (listen) in the phrase יִשְׁמְע֔וּ לְקֹ֖ל הָאֹ֣ת (Exod 4:8) translated by the NET Bible, “pay attention to the … sign” does not point to the meaning of the sign, but rather denotes  “the voice”, the “noise” it causes. As if the signs cry loud to the people, “this is supernatural, this is divine, and you got to believe.”

Therefore, these signs were to accompany Moses’ words, in order to witness to the divine origin of the salvation he proclaims. The Signs were a voice, a trumpet that this Salvation is both true and divine.

In fact, this pattern is similar to Jesus’ proclamation of salvation (John 10: 36-38). A proclamation that was accompanied by marvelous signs to witness to the Divinity of Jesus and the truthfulness and seriousness of His Salvation. Of course I need to do further study to confirm/refute this interpretation. Nonetheless, I thought it is worth sharing so far.

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As I Grow


As I grow in my walk with the Lord, I learn to thank Him for things that I used to complain about, also for things I used to fear from. He is the Creator and Savior; therefore, He knows everything and everyone. Surely His wisdom greatly exceeds my understanding, and His love would overcome my fears.

Still We Need Him


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Still We Need Him (1 Jn. 1)

Devotion by Hany N. Sadik

We make God out to be a liar if we denied our sinful doings; if we claimed that we don’t need forgiveness of our sins. Or when we –like many today,  are watering the effects and consequences of sin in both our lives, and the human affairs in general.

We are sinners simply because we are humans, the seed of Adam and Eve, Thus we need God’s grace and His forgiveness,  also due to the fact that sin is a serious issue to God, and it is so to us if we claim to be His children. We should not let our pride led us astray from basic biblical truths; It is true that we are now more sophisticated and developed than our ancestors in many ways, yet we still need to confess our sinfulness, and unrighteousness, still we need His redemption or to be more precise his Son Jesus, denying is lying to ourselves, to others, and most importantly concerning God’s truthfulness.

Being Christians don’t mean we are righteousness, but sinners who are saved and living by His righteousness and grace, it is not about us it is about Him, and his magnificent Jesus

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