Advice | Devotion 3: Moses Tells of God’s Goodness
We love good storytellers, writers of books and stories, and speakers that can capture us with their words. We find in Exodus chapter 18, Moses told his father-in-law all that God had done. Verse 8 says, “Then Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the hardship that had come upon them in the way, and how the Lord had delivered them.”
We love good stories, but do we love to tell the best story? Do we tell the stories in our lives that show God’s goodness even in the most difficult times? God tells us to rejoice, to tell of His works and goodness. Psalm 105:2 says, “Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”
Moses had been through some pretty epic things, things that would cripple most of us. He experienced the good, the bad, and the devastating and yet when he sat and told the stories, God’s goodness abounded. It is a good reminder for us that even through difficult times, God is good, and when you come out on the other side, His goodness is what we should not forget.
Psalm 145:5-12 says, “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your powers, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”
We need to remember these verses when we are on the other side of a difficult season, that we remember to tell of His goodness.