A Series of Life Lessons From the Back of the Desert (IV) (Exodus 3:1) [Short (just a few paragraphs) Readings]

In The Back of the Desert
A Season of Life When God Seems Far Away

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God (Exodus 3:1).

What life meanings can one take away from this Old Testament Bible passage?

If it’s possible that you could find yourself in the back of the desert (and it is possible), then how do you prepare for that season in life?

Let’s look at three ways to prepare for a time in the back of the desert: prayer, perseverance and patience. The third blog in this series discussed prayer. This blog will focus on perseverance.

Paul writes (Philippians 4:1, NKJV), “stand fast in the Lord.”

God does not want us to falter in our faith. There is great value in holding on as found in the words penned by Matthew (Matthew 10:21), “He who endures to the end will be saved.”

In The Message, in a series of verses in Matthew (10:21-23) we read, “Don’t cave in.”

In preparation for a time in the back of the desert, practice standing fast … or, as it states in The Message (Philippians 4:1), “Don’t waver. Stay on track, steady in God.”

Next: Patience

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