Exodus 15 - Steve Wiggins Daily Devotional
“There the L_rd made a decree and a law for them, and there He tested them. He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the voice of the L_rd your G_d and do what is right in His eyes, If you pay attention to His commandments, and keep His decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the L_rd who heals you.” Exodus 15:25b-26
I remember being in college, towards the end of the spring semester. It was so hard to stay awake during those late afternoon classes. The more the professor lectured, the more my mind drifted…then, as if called from a great distance, I heard my name, “MR WIGGINS!”.
It was the voice of my professor. Noticing I was drifting away, he had asked me a question…several times. Everyone laughed and I was embarrassed to, 1) not know the answer, and 2) not even know the question!
The L_rd wants our full attention. As He directed the Israelites, fresh out of Egypt, so He directs us to listen carefully to His voice. What does that look like?
The apostle Paul told the believers in Corinth,
“Pursue Love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” 1 Cor 14: 1
Teaching is to recite tradition. Preaching has an urgent or evangelical bent. Prophecy is a personal revelation from the L_rd. For example, as you read the Bible, the L_rd will open your eyes to understand the Scriptures on a whole new level. Paul said we should desire prophecy, and we should share G_d’s revelation with others. To be clear, the type of “prophecy” that Paul is describing if NOT predicting future events. It is simply the Ruach (Spirit) revealing the truth of G_d’s Word in such a relevant that it changes your values and the way you live-out your calling.
It has been my experience that when the L_rd starts moving among His people, He doesn’t just tell one guy. He tells a bunch of people. Then He brings them together so there can be agreement & focus to their efforts. That’s when powerful stuff starts happening!
We should listen for G_d’s voice as we meditate on His Scripture. Ask for His revelation. When His people obey this command, the L_rd reveals His deep knowledge. He heals our theology, our personal relationships and our emotional & physical conditions as well.
~Steve Wiggins, Associate Leader, Worship Leader
Daily Devotional, Sunday, March 16, 2014