I’ve been reading the Book of Exodus lately about the hard bondage of Israel and how God delivered the Hebrews across the Red Sea. But that was only the beginning of forty years of wandering through the Sinai wilderness. But, in the end God kept His promise and delivered Israel into the promised land of Canaan. So, while the beginning was hard, the end was good – and God can do the same for us today.
“A hard beginning maketh a good ending.” – Bible or Not?
Check out this map of the Exodus route…
There is a very popular quote about teaching, or preaching, or even just talking to someone who might hear, but they don’t listen. You may have brought them to the water, or maybe even brought the water to them, but they’re just either not thirsty enough or too stubborn to drink.
“A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.” – John Heywood, English Writer
As Christians, we feel that we must convert the world to faith in Jesus Christ, and that is a whole lot easier said than done. So while we work and aspire to that, let’s not fall into the temptation of discouragement when our testimony falls on deaf ears. Rather than telling yourself, “cast not your pearls before the swine”, perhaps it is better to accept your role as nothing more than a simple messenger. Remember the words of Paul to the Corinthians…