Light In The Pit V

Light In The Pit V

Sunday, February 7, 2021
Genesis 42:1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” 
We have all been there before:
  • So stymied by a decision that we become frozen in our path
  • So overwhelmed by the mountain before us that we pace in place instead of proceeding uphill
  • So hesitant to confront the issue that we opt for chives in the teeth conversations
People, we have a sustenance shortage, stop looking at each other and get yourselves to the supplier!
It reminds me of Exodus 14:15 when Moses and the Israelites were standing staring at the Red Sea: Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 
It reminds me of a time when the prophet Elijah secluded himself in a cave halted by thoughts of fear in 1 Kings 19:11: The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
It reminds me of God’s stop to Paul’s repetitive prayer in 2 Corinthians 12:8-9: Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
The value of pausing, discerning, praying, and gleaning necessary data is utmost and undenied in Scripture. Never are these to lessen in our life; never are they meant to cease that next step. 
People, we have a sustenance shortage, stop looking at each other and get yourselves to the supplier!
For us that may mean: 
  • Getting together with that friend.
  • Making that phone call.
  • Admitting our wrongdoing.
  • Asking for forgiveness.
  • Taking the chance.
  • Beginning that dream.
  • Acting on that nudging.
Where is God saying to you, “Enough! Let’s go!”?
Pastor Brad Mann
brad@claycentercovenant.com
Light in the Pit 
Genesis 42

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