God’s Retirement Plan

Moses was eighty years old when he made a fiery discovery that would forever alter his life. Though the adopted son of an Egyptian princess, he never forgot his Hebrew lineage and raged at the injustice he witnessed against his kinsmen (Exodus 2:11–12). When Pharaoh learned that Moses had killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew, he planned to have him killed, forcing Moses to flee to Midian, where he settled (vv. 13–15).

Forty years later, when he was eighty, Moses was tending his father-in-law’s flock when “the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up” (3:2). In that moment, God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery (vv. 3–22).

At this moment in your life, what might God be calling you to do for His greater purpose? What new plans has He placed in your path?

"The angel of the Lord appeared to [Moses] in flames of fire from within a bush." Exodus 3:2

Archaeologist Dr. Warwick Rodwell was preparing to retire when he made an extraordinary discovery at Lichfield Cathedral in England. As builders carefully excavated part of the floor of the church to make way for a retractable base, they discovered a sculpture of the archangel Gabriel, thought to be 1,200 years old. Dr. Rodwell’s retirement plans were put on hold as his find launched him into an exciting and busy new season.

Lord, we thank You for creating us with purpose and inviting us participate in Your grand plan You have for us. We pray You would open our hearts and eyes as You lead us so that we are able to follow You faithfully. Thank You Father. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Today's Scripture: Exodus 3:1–10

Bible in a Year: 1 Kings 3–5; Luke 20:1–26

Reference :Our Daily Bread By Ruth O’Reilly-Smith