04 February: Declaring Bankruptcy

If you think your world is falling apart, today’s chapter describes the last blows taken by Ancient Egypt, as it topples from supreme glory to total destitution…

READ EXODUS 10  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


At the time of writing this post, one thing I had been involved in was CAP UK. I was helping to befriend people who were in financial difficulties. During that time however, I noticed that some people didn’t want friendship from a stranger. They seemed to baulk at learning from past mistakes; committing to a budget; being restricted with cut-backs; or accepting God’s help through prayer. As soon as they had gone through the process of bankruptcy and got to where they wanted, some didn’t return my text messages.

Today’s chapter shows how as soon as Pharaoh got what he wanted, he wasn’t interested in changing his mind or behavior. As his country descended into complete bankruptcy [v7], Pharaoh kept his desire for control. [v28] The issue wasn’t about whose God was supreme. The issue was physical and spiritual bankruptcy.
Unfortunately our 100% perfect Creator can’t compromise. Conversely, to get what we want, what we think is best, or to keep the peace, we compromise and change the goalposts all the time! Yet if we continue down that track, it is as if it seems better to lose everything, than to give the Creator God a central place for leading, for thanks, and in time for lasting praise. Read More? …CLICK on “04 February – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak with your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help.[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Let Your name, O God, be blessed forever and ever; for wisdom and power belong to You. [Daniel 2:20]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Use the link to pray for Europe[b]
  • Your Country: Outreaches and Mission Events
  • Yourself: Boldness to live openly for Christ[c]
  • Your concerns for today
May my prayers and alms ascend as a memorial before You, Father God. [Acts 10:4]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

In my daily choices help me to be a blameless and upright, fearing You God, and turning away from evil. [Job 1:8]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”

Lord, You are my strength and I will sing praises to You. You’re my stronghold and the God who shows me loving-kindness. [Psalm 59:17]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked, or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator’s Will

“Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.” [1 John 2:6]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/region/europe/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 10:32-33

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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