Daily Bible Reading

Another night with the frogs

Your country is plagued with frogs. Frogs everywhere. Frogs in your house, your bed, your fridge. You can’t go anywhere without being harassed by the croaking beasts.

Someone comes up to you and says, “Name the day and time and I’ll rid you of these pests.” You think about it a moment.

“Tomorrow.”

Tomorrow?

I had a frog jump into my bed once. There was no way I was going anywhere near my bed again until that frog was back outside where it belonged. I can’t even sleep if I know there’s a frog outside my window (and there are—often).

But tomorrow is what Pharaoh said to Moses when Moses told him in Exodus 8:9 that he could be rid of the frogs. Pharaoh apparently wanted one more night with the frogs.

This passage reminds me of a message I heard recently. If you’re able to, listen to the message Christine Caine delivered at Elevation’s Code Orange this fall. In the word that she brought to the revival meetings, Christine Caine spoke about an old Nike ad campaign that used the slogan yesterday you said tomorrow.

How often have you told yourself that you’ll start or stop something tomorrow? I’ll start working out tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll eat better. I’ll do better tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow.

Why tomorrow? Why suffer through one more night with the frogs when your salvation can come today? Today is tomorrow. If you have the opportunity to bring about change right now, don’t wait. If you wait until tomorrow, you’ll say tomorrow again. And again.

Do you want your miracle now or do you want one more night with the frogs?

Daily Bible reading: Exodus 7-8, Matthew 17

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